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MEDFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, MA 




Historic Vine Lake Cemetery 



Town Of Medfield 

Annual Town Report 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2009 



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Vine Lake P 



INE LAKE I RESERVATION I RUST 

Founded in 2009 to preserve, enhance, interpret, and celebrate 
Medfield's historic Vine Lake Cemetery 



Vision Medfield's Vine Lake Cemetery is one of the richest and most 

intriguing cultural records of our past. Since 1651, the burial 
ground and cemetery has remained a location for solitude, 
contemplation, and reflection where families come to honor and 
celebrate life in a peaceful environment. As an active cemetery and 
one of the last surviving remnants of Medfield's beginnings, the 
Cemetery artfully combines important social, historical, 
architectural, natural, and archeological environments. In addition 
to being a peaceful and dignified public open space, it serves today 
as an imaginative outdoor museum. As such, Vine Lake Cemetery 
is a popular repository of family history while telling a compelling 
story about evolving attitudes towards death, burial, and public 
landscapes. 

Mission Vine Lake Preservation Trust exists to attract funding and to 

establish Vine Lake Cemetery as a vibrant cultural resource by 
developing and delivering enriching programs in education, 
preservation, restoration, and beautification to all ages. In 
addition, Vine Lake Preservation Trust seeks to create a rewarding 
partnership not only with the families and friends of those interred, 
but also with the com munity-at- large which is drawn to the 
Cemetery's historical significance, its contemporary interpretive 
importance, and its passive public use. 

Website www.vinelakepreservationtrust.org 



&* 



Cover Photograph by Edmund Prescottano, Medfield 



Printed by 

The Country Press, Inc. 

www.countrypressinc.com 




359 Anniversary 



ANNUAL REPORT 



IN MEMORIAM 



Joseph F. Erskine 

Acting Wiring Inspector 1953 - 1954 

Assistant Wiring Inspector 1955 - 2009 



George DeVenanzi 

Public Works Department Mechanic 

1939-2008 



SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES 
FORMEDFIELD 



STATE 






Senator in General Court 

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth 

District 

James E. Timilty 

State House Room 5 1 8 

Boston, MA 02133 

(617)722-1222 

james.timilty@state.ma.us 

Representative in General Court 

13* Norfolk District, Precinct 1 & 2 

Lida Harkins 

State House Room 167 

Boston, MA 02133 

(617)722-2230 

Rep.LidaHarkins@hou.state.ma.us 

Representative in General Court 

9th Norfolk District, Precinct 3 & 4 

Richard Ross 

State House Room 237 

Boston, MA 02133 

(617)722-2305 

Richard. ross(a)state.ma.us 



Governor's Councillor 

2 nd District 
Kelly A. Timilty 
State House Room 1 84 
Boston, MA 02133 
(617)727-2795 



FEDERAL 





U.S. Representative to Congress, 9 th District 
Stephen F. Lynch 

88 Black Falcon Avenue, Suite 340 
Boston, MA 02210 
(617)428-2000 
stephen.lynch@mail.house.gov 

United States Senator 

Edward M. Kennedy 

2400 J.F.K. Federal Building 

Boston, MA 02203 

(617)565-3170 

senator@kennedy.senate.gov 

United States Senator 

John F. Kerry 

1 Bowdoin Square, 10 th Floor 

Boston, MA 021 14 

(617)565-8519 

john_kerry@kerry.senate.gov 



FACTS ABOUT MEDFIELD 



Incorporated 


1651 




Population 


1 2,754 as of December 3 1 , 2009 




County 


Norfolk 




Size 


14.43 square miles 




Miles of Highway 


74.72 




Elevation 


180 feet above sea level at the Town House 




Registered Voters 


8, 1 55 as of December 3 1 , 2009 






Democrats 


1,693 




Republicans 


1,407 




No Party or Designation 


5,029 




Other 


26 


Government 


Board of Selectmen 





Official Notices 



Annual Town Election is the last Monday in March 
Open Town Meeting is the last Monday in April 

All Town Board and Commission meetings are posted on 
the Town House bulletin board 



Tax Rate 

Taxes Due 

Town House Hours 



Library Hours 

Winter Hours 
September to May 

Summer Hours 
June to August 



13.85 per thousand of assessed valuation (7/1/08-6/30/09) 
14.24 per thousand of assessed valuation (7/1/09-6/30/10) 

August 1 st , November 1 st , February 1 st , and May 1 st 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 
Thursday, 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM 
Friday, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM to 6PM 

Tuesday, Thursday 12PM to 9PM 

Saturday 10AM to 5PM, Sunday 2PM to 5PM 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM to 6PM 
Tuesday, Thursday 12PM to 9PM 
Saturday 10AM to 2PM, Sunday Closed 



Transfer Station 



Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM 



ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS 

2009 



Elected Officials 




Park and Recreation 




Moderator 




Commissioners 




Scott F. McDermott 


2010 


Mel Seibolt 


2010 






S. Anthony Burrell 


2010 


Town Clerk 




Lisa Louttit 


2011 


Carol A. Mayer 


2012 


Stephen Farrar 


2011 






Thomas A. Caragliano 


2012 


Board of Selectmen 








Ann B. Thompson 


2010 


Housing Authority 




Mark L. Fisher 


2011 


L. Paul Galante 


2010 


Osier P. Peterson 


2012 


Eldred Whyte 


2012 






Maureen Daniels 


2013 


Board of Assessors 




Lisa Donovan 


2014 


R. Edward Beard 


2010 


Valerie A. Mariani, state appt. 


2011 


Thomas Sweeney 


2011 






Francis W. Perry 


2012 


Trust Fund Commissioners 






Richard Small 


2010 


School Committee 




H. Tracy Mitchell 


2011 


Timothy J. Bonfatti 


2010 


Georgia Colivas 


2012 


Carolyn P. Casey 


2010 


o 




Susan C. Cotter 


2011 


Appointed by the 




Debra Noschese 


2011 


Board of Selectmen 




Susan L. Ruzzo 


2012 


Fire Chief 








William A. Kingsbury 


2010 


Trustees of the Public 








Library 




Chief of Police 




James J. Whalen 


2010 


Robert E. Meaney, Jr. 


2012 


Robert Luttman 


2010 






Isobel Palson 


2011 


Sergeants 




John Bankert 


2011 


John L. Mayer 


2010 


Maura Y. McNicholas 


2012 


John W. Wilhelmi 


2010 


Steven Pelosi 


2012 


Ray M. Burton 


2010 


Jane Ready, resigned 


2012 


Daniel J. Burgess 


2010 






Lorna C. Fabbo 


2010 


Planning Board (5 Years) 








George N. Lester 


2010 


Police Officers 




Stephen J. Browne 


2011 


Larz C. Anderson 


2010 


Keith Diggans 


2012 


Michelle Bento 


2010 


Wright Dickinson 


2013 


Christine DiNatale 


2010 


Elissa G. Franco 


2014 


Robert G. Flaherty 


2010 






Dana P. Friend 


2010 



John D. Geary 


2010 


Stephen H. Grover 


2010 


Thomas M. LaPlante 


2010 


James O'Neil 


2010 


Wayne Sallale 


2010 


Town Administrator 




Michael J. Sullivan 


2010 



Treasurer/Collector 

Georgia K. Colivas 



2010 



Superintendent of Public Works 

Kenneth P. Feeney 2012 



Town Accountant 

Joy Ricciuto 

Town Counsel 

Mark G. Cerel 

Board of Health (3 years) 

Elizabeth Dorisca 
Melissa Stuart 
Kathleen Schapira 
Marcia Aigler 



2012 



2012 



2010 
2010 
2011 
2012 



Cemetery Commissioners (3 years) 

Marshall Chick 2010 

Al Manganello 2011 

Thomas Sweeney 2012 

David Temple, Associate 20 1 

Water and Sewer Commissioners 

(3 years) 

Gary A. Lehmann 2010 

Marc R. Tishler 2011 

Jeremy Marsette 2012 

Superintendent of Insect Pest 
Control 

Edward M. Hinkley 2010 



Tree Warden 

Edward M. Hinkley 



Field Driver and Fence Viewer 

Walter Tortorici 2010 

Animal Control Officer 

Jennifer Shaw Gates 20 1 

Inspector of Animals 

Jennifer Shaw Gates 20 1 

Norfolk County Advisory Board 

Kenneth P. Feeney 2010 



Pound Keeper 

Jennifer Shaw Gates 



2010 



Inspection Department 

Walter Tortorici, Bidg inspector 20 1 
John Mahoney, Asst. Building 20 1 

Joseph Doyle, Alternate Building 20 1 

Peter Navis, Gas, Asst. 

Plumbing 2010 

John A. Rose, Jr., Plumbing, 

Asst. Gas 20 1 

John F. Fratolillo, Asst. Plumb., 

Asst. Gas 20 1 

James J. Leonard, wiring 

Inspector 2010 

Joseph Wallace, Asst. Wiring 20 1 

William F. McCarthy, Asst. 

Wiring 2010 

Peter Diamond, Asst. wiring 20 1 

Joseph F. Erskine, deceased 2010 

Official Greeter of the Town 

Joseph E.Ryan 2010 



Official Historian 

Richard P. DeSorgher 



2010 



2010 



Official Keepers of the Town Clock 

Marc R. Tishler 2010 

David P. Maxson 2010 

Board of Registrars (3 yr) 

William H. Dunlea, Jr. 2010 



William Gallagher 2012 

L. David Alinsky 2012 

Roberta A. Kolsti, resigned 20 1 2 

Veterans' Service Officer (3) 

G. Marshall Chick 2012 

Sealer of Weights and Measures (3) 

Michael J. Clancy 2012 

Measurer of Wood and Bark (3) 

Michael J. Clancy 2012 



Public Weigher (3) 

Michael J. Clancy 



2012 



Constables and Keepers 


of the 


Lockup 




Larz C. Anderson 


2010 


Michelle Bento 


2010 


Daniel J. Burgess 


2010 


Ray M. Burton, Jr. 


2010 


Christine DiNatale 


2010 


Lorna C. Fabbo 


2010 


Robert B. Flaherty 


2010 


Dana P. Friend 


2010 


John D. Geary 


2010 


John F. Gerlach 


2010 


Stephen H. Grover 


2010 


Thomas M. LaPlante 


2010 


John L. Mayer 


2010 


James O'Neil 


2010 


Louise Papadoyiannis 


2010 


Daniel Pellegrini 


2010 


Wayne Sallale 


2010 


Thomas A. Tabarani 


2010 


John W. Wilhelmi 


2010 


Police Matrons 




Lorna C. Fabbo 


2010 


Sandra Cronin 


2010 


Jennifer A. Shaw Gates 


2010 


Elizabeth R. Hinkley 


2010 


Elisabeth T. Mann 


2010 


Louise Papadoyiannis 


2010 



Audra Wilhelmi 2010 

MaryL. Solari 2010 

Sally Wood 2010 

Special Police Officers 

Leo Acerra (Minis) 2010 

Paul J. Adams (MMis) 20 1 

George Bent (Norfolk) 20 1 

Dale Bickford (Minis) 2010 

Herbert Burr 2010 

Ray M. Burton, III 2010 

Jonathan M. Caroll (Norfolk) 20 1 

Jon Cave 2010 

Ryan Chartrand (Norfolk) 20 1 

Sandra Cronin 2010 

William J. Davis (Norfolk) 20 1 
Thomas G. Degnim (Norfolk) 20 1 

Robert A. Dixon (Mfflis) 20 1 

Louis Droste (Norfolk) 20 1 

William J. Dwyer (Millis) 20 1 

David J. Eberle (Norfolk) 20 1 

Leo Either (Norfolk) 20 1 

Glen R. Eykel (Norfolk) 20 1 

Edgardo Feliciano, Jr. 2010 

Nathan Fletcher (Norfolk) 20 1 

Susan Fornaciari (Norfolk) 2010 

Robert Forsythe (Norfolk) 20 1 

Terence Gallagher (Norfolk) 20 1 

John Gerlach 2010 

Barry Glassman 2010 

Thomas Hamano 2010 

Timothy Heinz (Norfolk) 20 1 

John Holmes (Norfolk) 2010 

David Holt (Norfolk) 2010 

Robert Hoist (Norfolk) 20 1 

Richard D. Hurley 2010 

Winslow Karlson III (Norfolk) 2010 

PaulKearns 2010 

Stephen Kirchdorfer 20 1 

James C. Kozak (Norfolk) 20 1 

Robert LaPlante 2010 

James Lopez (Minis) 2010 

Peter Lown (Norfolk) 20 1 

Robert Maraggio (Millis) 20 1 

Kristofer Maxant (Millis) 20 1 



Chris MaClure (Norfolk) 


2010 


John L. Parsons 


2010 


David R. McConnell (Norfolk) 


2010 


Donald W. Reed 


2010 


Peter McGowan (Minis) 


2010 


Wayne A. Sallale 


2010 


Nicholas Meleski (Millis) 


2010 


Richard D. Strauss 


2010 


Robert Miller (Norfolk) 


2010 


James Wells 


2010 


Paul J. Murphy (Norfolk) 


2010 


Sally Wood 


2010 


Linda Meyers (Millis) 


2010 






Robert Nedder 


2010 


Traffic Supervisors 




Peter Opanasets (Millis) 


2010 


Angela Brown 


2010 


Stephen Plympton (Norfolk) 


2010 


William Fitzpatrick 


2010 


Amanda Prata (Norfolk) 


2010 


John T. Garvey 


2010 


Thomas Quinn (Millis) 


2010 


Jennifer A. Gates 


2010 


Kevin Roake (Norfolk) 


2010 


John F. Gerlach 


2010 


Christina Sena (Norfolk) 


2010 


Elizabeth R. Hinkley 


2010 


Viriato Sena (Norfolk) 


2010 


Richard D. Hurley 


2010 


Robert Shannon (Norfolk) 


2010 


George W. Kingsbury 


2010 


Paul Smith (Millis) 


2010 


Robert T. LaPlante 


2010 


Christopher Soffayer (Millis) 


2010 


Elisabeth T. Mann 


2010 


Charles Stone (Norfolk) 


2010 


William H. Mann 


2010 


Richard Strauss 


2010 


Louise Papadoyiannis 


2010 


Thomas Tabarini 


2010 


Kevin Robinson 


2010 


Domenic Tiberi (Millis) 


2010 


Lori Sallee 


2010 


Eric Van Ness (Norfolk) 


2010 


Mary L. Solari 


2010 


Mark Vendetti 


2010 


Richard Strauss 


2010 


Robert P. Vitale 


2010 


Thomas E. Tabarini 


2010 


James Wells 


2010 


William Walter 


2010 


Audra Wilhelmi 


2010 






Ryan Wilhelmi 


2010 


Affordable Housing Committee 


Sally Wood 


2010 


Bonnie Wren-Burgess 


2010 






Charles H. Peck 


2010 


Emergency Management Agency 


Diane L. Maxson 


2010 


Ray M. Burton, Director 


2010 


Stephen M. Nolan 


2010 


Arline F. Berry 


2010 


Joseph Zegarelli 


2010 


Scott Brooks 


2010 


John W. McGeorge 


2010 


Ray M. Burton III 


2010 


Jeffrey Hanson 


2010 


Jon R. Cave 


2010 


Fred Bunger 


2010 


Norma Cronin 


2010 


Kristine Trierweiler, Ex Officio 


2010 


Sandra Cronin 


2010 


Ann B. Thompson, Ex Officio 


2010 


Barry Glassman 


2010 






Neil I. Grossman 


2010 


Council on Aging 




Thomas S. Hamano 


2010 


Louis Fellini 


2010 


Paul Kearns 


2010 


Patricia Shapiro 


2010 


Richard D. Hurley 


2010 


Kathleen Kristoff, resigned 


2011 


Steven Krichdorfer 


2010 


Michael Clancy 


2011 


Charles A. Morreale 


2010 


Neil DuRoss 


2012 



Virginia Whyte 



2012 



Americans with Disabilities 
Compliance Review Committee 

Kenneth P. Feeney 2010 

Michael J. Sullivan 2010 

Frederick A. Rogers 2010 

Tina Costentino 20 1 

Board of Appeals on Zoning 



Ralph Parmigiane 


2010 


Robert Aigler 


2010 


Deborah Bero 


2011 


Michael Perloff 


2011 


Philip J. Burr 


2011 


Robert Kennedy, Jr. 


2012 



Constables for Election 

Carol A. Mayer 



2010 



Robert F. Sylvia 


2010 


Contract Compliance Officei 




Russell J. Hallisey 


2011 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2010 


Stephen M. Nolan 


2012 






Charles H. Peck, Assoc (l) 


2010 


Economic Dev. Commission \ 


<Syr) 


Thomas M. Reis, Assoc (l) 


2010 


Ann B. Thompson 


2010 


Douglas C. Boyer, Assoc (I) 


2010 


Paul E. Hinkley 


2010 






Joseph Scier 


2011 


Medfield Cultural Council 




Patrick Casey 


2011 


William F. Pope 


2010 


John T. Harney 


2012 


Jane Ready, resigned 


2011 


Charles Peck 


2012 


David Temple 


2011 






Diane Wanucha 


2011 


Representative to Regional 




Ron Gustavson 


2012 


Hazardous Waste Committee 


Lucinda Davis 


2012 


Kenneth P. Feeney 


2010 


Jean Mineo 


2012 






Patricia Pembroke 


2012 


Capital Budget Committee 








Mark Fisher 


2010 


Charles River Natural Storage 


Donald H. Harding 


2010 


Area Designees 




Maryalice Whalen 


2010 


Kenneth P. Feeney 


2010 


Kristine Trierweiler 


2010 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2010 


Timothy P. Sullivan 


2010 






Joy Ricciuto 


2010 


Collective Bargaining Team 




Charles Kellner 


2010 


Robert E. Meaney, Jr. 


2010 






Ann B. Thompson 


2010 






William Kingsbury 


2010 


Emergency Medical Services 




Rachel Brown 


2010 


Response Committee 




Maryalice Whalen 


2010 


David Binder, M.D. 


2010 


Kristine Trierweiler 


2010 


William A. Kingsbury 


2010 






Joan M. Kiessling 


2010 


Community Gardens Committee 


Robert E. Meaney, Jr. 


2010 


Neal Sanders 


2010 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2010 


Betty Sanders 


2010 


Ann B. Thompson 


2010 



Conservation Commission (3 yr) 



Emergency Planning Commission 



Kenneth P. Feeney 2010 

Edward M. Hinkley 2010 

Robert E. Meaney, Jr. 2010 

William A. Kingsbury 2010 

Michael J. Sullivan 2010 

Ann B. Thompson 2010 

Enforcing Officer for Zoning 

Walter Tortorici 2010 

Enterprise Fund Committee 



Clara B. Doub, Associate 

Patricia Iafolla Walsh, 

Associate 



2010 
2010 



Georgia K. Colivas 


2010 


Kenneth P. Feeney 


2010 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2010 


Marc R. Tishler 


2010 


Kristine Trierweiler 


2010 


Joy Ricciuto 


2010 



Fair Housing Officer 

Michael J. Sullivan 



2010 



Geographical Information System 

Robert Kennedy, Jr. 2010 

Sandra H. Frigon 2010 

Gary A. Lehmann 2010 

Marie Zack Nolan 2010 

Michael Perloff 2010 

Michael J. Sullivan 2010 

Kristine M. Trierweiler 2010 

Carol A. Mayer 2010 

Historical Commission (3 yr) 

Charles Navratil 2010 

Maria C. Baler 2010 

Ancelin Wolfe 2010 

Burgess P. Standley 2011 

David F. Temple 2011 

Daniel Bibel 2012 

Jonathan Gray 2012 

Sarah Murphy 2012 

Richard P. DeSorgher, Assoc 2010 

Deborah Gaines, Associate 20 1 

David R. Sharff, Associate 2010 

Michael R. Taylor, Associate 20 1 

John A. Thompson, Associate 20 1 



Historic District Commission (3 yr) 

Michael Taylor 2010 

Barbara Jacobs 2010 

Connie Sweeney 2011 

David R. Sharff 2011 

Burgess P. Standley 2012 

Insurance Advisory Committee 

Michael J. Sullivan 2010 

Peter Moran 2010 

Rachel Brown 2010 

Selectmen's Insurance Advisory 
Committee 

Peter Moran 2010 

Rachel Brown 2010 

JaneVolden 2010 

Employees Insurance Advisory 
Committee 

Nancy Deveno 2010 

Joanne Schmidt 2010 

PaulNorian 2010 

Susan Parker 2010 

Michelle Bento 2010 

JohnWilhelmi 2010 

Joy Ricciuto 2010 

Howard AsneS, resigned 20 1 

Local Auction Permit Agent 

Evelyn Clarke 2010 

Local Water Resource 
Management Official 

Kenneth P. Feeney 2010 

Medfield MBTA Advisory Board 
Designee 

Michael J. Sullivan 2010 



Metropolitan Area Planning 




Kristine Trierweiler 


2010 


Council 




Ann B. Thompson 


2010 


Anthony Centore 


2011 


Scott Colwell 


2010 






Anthony Centore 


2010 


Memorial Day Committee 




Carl Mellea 


2010 


Donna Dragotakes 


2010 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2010 


Robert E. Meaney 


2010 






William A. Kingsbury 


2010 


Technology Study Committee 


Jane M. Lomax 


2010 


Alan Joffe 


2010 


Albert J. Manganello 


2010 


Gary Lehmann 


2010 


William H. Mann 


2010 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2010 


Ann B. Thompson 


2010 


Kristine Trierweiler 


2010 


Michelle Doucette 


2010 


Ron Gustavson 


2010 


G. Marshall Chick 


2010 


Robert Luttman 


2010 


Evelyn Clarke 


2010 






Frank Iafolla 


2010 


Three Rivers Interlocal Council 


Leo Tredway 


2010 


(MAPC) 





Committee to Study Memorials 

Richard P. DeSorgher 20 1 

G. Marshall Chick 2010 

Jane M. Lomax 2010 

David F. Temple 2010 

Frank Iafolla 2010 

Municipal Census Supervisor 

Carol A. Mayer 2010 

Representatives to Neponset 
Watershed Initiative Committee 

Michael J. Sullivan 2010 

Parking Clerk and Hearing Officer 

Carol A. Mayer 2010 

Right-To-Know Coordinator 

William A. Kingsbury 2010 

Radio Tower Study Committee 

David P. Maxson 2010 

Willis H. Peligian 2010 

Michael J. Sullivan 2010 

Solid Waste Study Committee 

Kenneth P. Feeney 2010 



Anthony Centore 2010 

Elderly Taxation Aid Committee 

Georgia Colivas 20 1 

Clara B.Doub 2010 

Michael J. Sullivan 2010 

Frank Perry 2010 

Roberta Lynch 2010 



Downtown Study Committee 




Robert Dugan 


2010 


Brandi Erb 


2010 


Mark Fisher 


2010 


Robert MacLeod 


2010 


Nancy Kelly Lavin 


2010 


Richard DeSorgher 


2010 


Frank Perry, Associate 


2010 


Medfield Energy Committee 




Lee Alinsky 


2010 


Fred Bunger 


2010 


Penni Conner 


2010 


Fred Davis 


2010 


Cynthia Greene 


2010 


Maureen Howells 


2010 


Charles Kellner 


2010 


Marie Nolan 


2010 


James Redden 


2010 



Emre Schveighoffer 


2010 


Diane Adair 2010 


Michael J. Sullivan, Ex Officio 


2010 




Osier P. Peterson, Ex Officio 


2010 


Appointed bv the Chairman of the 
Selectmen, Chairman of the School 


Permanent Building Committee 


Committee and the Town 


Timothy Bonfatti 


2010 


Moderator 


Thomas Erb 


2010 




William Gallagher 


2010 


Vocational School Committee 


Neil Mackenzie 


2010 


Representative 


John Nunnari 


2010 


Karl D. Lord June 30, 2010 


Michael J. Sullivan, Ex Officio 


2010 




Kenneth P. Feeney, Ex Officio 


2010 


Appointed bv the Fire Chief 

Charles G. Seavey, Deputy 2010 


State Hospital Environmental 


Thomas Seeley, Captain 20 1 


Review Committee 




Thomas M. LaPlante, Jr., Lt 20 1 


Deborah T. Bero 


2010 


Richard M. Rogers, Lt 2010 


William R. Domey 


2010 


David C. OToole, Lt 2010 



Ralph Telia 2010 

John Thompson 2010 

Cole Worthy 2010 

Grist Mill Study Committee 

Caroline Maider 

Elizabeth Russell 

Michael J. Sullivan, Ex Officio 



Safety Committee 

Christian Donner 
Andrew Thompson 
Robert Meaney 
Kenneth Feeney 
Michael J. Sullivan 



Open Space and Recreation 
Committee 

Robert Aigler 

S. Anthony Burrell 

Thomas A. Caragliano 

David LaFreniere 2010 

Michael Perloff 2010 

Appointed by the 
Treasurer/Collector 

Clara DeVasto 2010 

Meline Karapetian 2010 



Appointed by the Board of Health 

William R. Domey, P.E. 2010 

Nancy Bennotti 2010 



2010 


Appointed bv the Moderator 




2010 


Deputy Moderator 




2010 


Conrad J. Bletzer 
Warrant Committee 


2010 


2010 


James Shannon 


2010 


2010 


Debbie Mozer 


2010 


2010 


Thomas J. Schlesinger 


2010 


2010 


Diane Hallisey 


2011 


2010 


James O'Shaughnessy 


2011 




Maryalice Whalen 


2011 




Gus Murby 


2012 




Catherine Steever 


2012 


2010 


David Fischer 


2012 


2010 


Stephen Pelosi, resigned 


2010 


2010 


Robert Morrill, resigned 


2010 



Permanent School Building and 
Planning Committee 

David Binder 2010 

C. Richard McCullough 2010 

Keith Mozer 2010 

Timothy J. Bonfatti 2010 



10 



Susan C. Cotter 2010 

Appointed by the Town Moderator, 
Chairman of the Board of 
Selectmen, and Chairman of the 
Warrant Committee 



Personnel Board 

Christine Connelly 

Debra Shuman 

Rachel Brown, Associate 

Appointed by the Planning 


2010 
2012 
2010 

Board 



Long Range Planning Committee 

Robert F. Tormey, Jr. 2010 

Peter J. Fellman 2010 

Margaret H. Gryska 2010 

Burgess P. Standley 2010 

Keith R. Diggans 2010 



Sign Advisory Board 




Alfred J. Bonoldi 


2010 


Jeffrey Hyman 


2010 


Thomas D. Erb 


2010 


Thomas J. Roy croft 


2010 


Matthew McCormick 


2010 



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Name 



MEETING SCHEDULE 
Day Time 



Location 



Annual Town 
Election 


Last Monday in March 


6:00 AM to 
8:00 PM 


Center at 
Medfield 


Annual Town 
Meeting 


Last Monday in April 


7:30 PM 


High School 


Appeals Board 


Wednesday as needed 


7:30 PM 


Town House 


Board of Assessors 


3 rd Thursday 


7:30 AM 


Town House 


Board of Health 


1 st and 3 rd Wednesday 


6:30 PM 


Town House 


Cultural Council 


Biannually 


8:00 PM 


Town House 


Conservation 


1 st and 3 rd Thursday 


7:30 PM 


Town House 


Historical 
Commission 


3 rd Wednesday 


8:00 PM 


Town House 


Housing Authority 


2 nd Wednesday 


6:30 PM 


Tilden Village 


Library Trustees 


2 nd Tuesday 


7:30 PM 


Library 


MEMA 


1 st Tuesday 


7:00 PM 


Medfield State 


Park and 
Recreation 


2 nd and 4 th Tuesday 


7:30 PM 


Pfaff Center 


Planning Board 


Mondays 


8:00 PM 


Town House 


School Committee 


1 st and 3 rd Monday 
Monthly (July-August) 


7:30 PM 
7:30 PM 


High School 
High School 


Selectmen 


Tuesdays 


7:00 PM 


Town House 


Warrant Committee 


Tuesdays (Nov.-May) 


7:30 PM 


Town House 


Water and Sewer 


1 st and 3 rd Thursday 


7:00 PM 


Town House 



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DEPARTMENT REPORTS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 2009 



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BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



To the Residents of Medfield: 

The Board reorganized for the ensuing year in March and elected Ms. Ann B. 
Thompson, Chairman and Mr. Mark L. Fisher Clerk. Mr. Osier L. Peterson was 
elected by the Townspeople, and was the third member of the Board. 

Medfield State Hospital 

The Board of Selectmen has been working with the Commonwealth's Division of 
Capital Asset Management (DCAM) throughout the past year on the 
environmental clean up of the former Medfield State Hospital. The Board of 
Selectmen appointed a committee entitled the State Hospital Environmental 
Review Committee (SHERC) to assist the Selectmen in reviewing and 
monitoring the requirements for the clean up process at the site. DCAM has 
committed to holding quarterly environmental meetings to continue to keep 
residents and officials updated on the clean up efforts. An extensive library of 
materials regarding the environmental issues has been placed on the Town's 
website. 

The current redevelopment plan for the site proposes 440 units of housing which 
include a mix of senior housing, condominiums, apartments and single family 
homes. The Massachusetts state legislature has approved the legislation for the 
redevelopment. The Town has set a preliminary date of October 2009 for a 
Special Town Meeting as the site will require Town Meeting to rezone the 
property. The Planning Board has been working towards the development of an 
overlay zoning district that would allow for the reuse of the state hospital as laid 
out in the legislation. The overlay district is a zoning change and will require a 
two-thirds vote of the Special Town Meeting. The Board of Selectmen will be 
scheduling a series of meetings with other town departments and residents to 
provide an overview of the proposed plan and proposed zoning change prior to 
the Special Town Meeting. 

Health Insurance 

In May of 2008 the Board of Selectmen formed the Selectmen's Health Care 
Insurance Advisory Committee to work in conjunction with the Employee's 
Insurance Advisory Committee that is comprised of active employees, a retiree, a 
member of the Personnel Board and Town residents. The Committee is charged 
with investigating various health care options available to the Town and making 
recommendations to the Board of Selectmen. The goal of the committee is to 
recommend a quality health care option for employees and retirees at a 
reasonable cost. The Committee continued to work tirelessly throughout this year 
choosing a health plan for all town employees. After extensive meetings the 



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Town joined the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association. The Town now 
offers an HMO and PPO option for all employees through BlueCross BlueShield. 

Capital Projects 

The Solid Waste Study Committee has been working all year on negotiating a 
contract for single stream recycling. Single stream recycling will allow residents 
to place all recyclables into one bin. The mixed materials are then sent to a single 
stream facility where it is sorted into separate commodity streams for reuse. The 
goal of the Solid Waste Committee has been to make trash disposal and recycling 
easier and more economical and efficient. The number one goal of single stream 
recycling is to increase the percentage of recycling by Medfield residents which 
in turn will decrease the amount of trash we are paying to dispose of at the 
Millbury Incinerator. Look for single stream recycling to begin in the beginning 
of2010! 

Safety Committee 

In November, 2009 the Board of Selectmen appointed a Medfield Safety 
Committee. The Board is in the process of finalizing a mission statement for the 
Committee however it is anticipated that they will address a proposed bike trail, 
safety issues surrounding walking and biking to schools, as well as other 
infrastructure improvements. The Committee will begin meeting in early 2010. 

The Board of Selectmen encourages all residents of the Town to participate in 
town government by volunteering, attending meetings and most importantly to 
vote at town elections and attend the Annual Town Meeting. It is you, the 
residents of Medfield, that are the legislative body of our local government. 

The Board of Selectmen would like to acknowledge that it is the generous 
contributions by town employees, committee members and countless volunteers 
who assist the Board of Selectmen and the Town in maintaining our small town 
atmosphere. It is this strong sense of community in our Town that continues to 
assure that Medfield will be a desirable place to live now and in the future. 

Personnel Developments 

The Board of Selectmen would like to recognize Mary Luciano, Administrative 
Assistant for the Water and Sewer Board. Mary retired in June of 2009. The 
Board would also like to recognize Town Hall Receptionist Jane Ready who 
retired in October after seven years of service. 



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We wish Mary and Jane much happiness in their future and thank them for their 
dedication to the Town Hall. 



Respectfully Submitted, 



Ann B. Thompson, Chairman 
Mark L. Fisher, Clerk 
Osier L. Peterson 



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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and the Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit my 28th Annual Report for the Public Works Department. 

STREET DEPARTMENT 

Sidewalk Maintenance : The Highway Department continued the sidewalk 
maintenance program on existing sidewalks. The program included hot top 
overlaying of sidewalks that are showing stress and wear. 

Shoulder and Brush Removal : The Highway Department reshaped and repaired 
street shoulders to allow for better access and safer travel. The department 
performed a substantial amount of brush cutting during the spring months to 
improve the line of vision for pedestrian and traffic safety purposes. 

Cement Sidewalk Maintenance: Areas of the sidewalk on Miller Street needed 
reconstruction. The job consisted of 190 feet of new granite curbing and 260 feet 
of cement sidewalk and included three driveway aprons. 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

Drainage : Drainage projects included the removal and reconstruction of catch 
basins at South Street, Flintlocke Lane, Main Street and Tamarack Road. The 
outfall of the Arnold Drive drainage system at Claypit Road needed repair. The 
Highway Department completed this repair work. 

Crackfill: The Highway Department has had success with crack filling roads that 
are starting to show wear. The following streets were crack filled: Garry Drive, 
Jefferson Way, Oriole Road, Hummingbird Lane, Liberty Road, Plantation 
Road, Pond View Avenue and Stuart Street. 

Chip Seal : The Highway Department chip sealed the following roads: Park 
Street, Miller Street, Pleasant Street, Pleasant Court, Curve Street, Metacomet 
Street, Oak Street, Grove Street and sections of Green Street and Causeway 
Street. 

Snow : Total snowfall for the year was 72 inches. The Public Works Department 
had a total of 42 call outs. 

STATE AID 

Pound Street Sidewalk : Taking into consideration the senior citizens living at 
Tilden Village and the daily pedestrian and car traffic on this busy road, the 
sidewalk reconstruction project on Pound Street was completed in two stages. 
This past year, we completed the Pound Street sidewalk project. The existing 

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sidewalk needed repair. A concrete sidewalk and a two foot brick strip were 
constructed to reduce maintenance. During the final stage of the job, we installed 
800 feet of Cape Cod berm,1000 feet of granite curb and 1 140 feet of cement 
sidewalk with brick strip. The sidewalk was built in compliance with the 
American Disability Act to accommodate wheelchair accessibility. The Pound 
Street project was completed with a two inch hot asphalt overlay that also 
included the cold-planing and overlaying of South Street from Curve Street to 
Pound Street. 

TRANSFER STATION 

The Medfield Highway Department trucked 3136 tons of rubbish to the Millbury 
incinerator. Fluorescent bulbs continue to be collected at the Transfer Station. 
There is a shed in the recycling area for this purpose. Monies received from a 
state grant helped to provide the shed. 

Approximately 34 tons of CRTs were collected at the Special Collection Days 
that were held in April and October. 

The Town held a combined Household Hazardous Waste Day with the Town of 
Dover. The total number of cars attending was 168. Sixty-six of those cars were 
from Dover. The Mercury Collection Program is ongoing at the Public Works 
Department at Town Hall. Residents are encouraged to drop off items containing 
mercury, e.g. thermometers and thermostats. 

Recycling: 



Glass 


173.1 


tons 


Cans 


21.7 


tons 


Plastic 


61.5 


tons 


Light Metals 


108.5 


tons 


Newsprint/Cardboard 


517.4 


tons 


Grass/Leaves/Brush 


1,900 


yards 


Automobile Batteries 


2.4 


tons 


Propane Tanks 


85 


tanks 


Christmas Trees 


2,100 


trees 


Fluorescent Bulbs/Lamps 


10.32 


linear feet 



Revenue received from deposit of cans and bottles: $736.00 

The residential sticker program for the transfer station continued in 2009. The 
department continues to work with outside groups to encourage residents to 
increase their recycling. 

CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 

The Cemetery Department continued its weekly maintenance of the grounds 
including mowing of grass, pruning of trees and bushes, slice seeding distressed 

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areas, pest control including geese, as well as the spring and fall cleanup of 
leaves. Six trees were removed from the old section of the cemetery. Major 
pruning was completed with the help of volunteers from the Vine Lake 
Preservation Committee. The volunteers also undertook the cleaning and 
preservation of old headstones. Twelve new trees were planted in the main 
section to replace damaged and dead trees. 

In 2009, there was 40 interments including 15 cremation burials. Thirty-five 
burial plots were sold. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

The Medfield Water Department installed 18 new water services, replaced four 
hydrants, repaired seven water service leaks and repaired six water main breaks. 

The meter replacement program and conversion to radio read meter system is an 
ongoing project. In 2009, 1 10 new meters were installed. The radio read system 
increases the efficiency of the water billing. Call the office to set up an 
appointment for meter replacement at 508-359-8505, ext. 601. 

The Town of Medfield pumped 452.36 million gallons of water in 2009. 

Flushing Program : The Water Department continues to flush the water system 
twice a year in an effort to ensure quality water. 

SEWER DEPARTMENT 

In 2009, the Wastewater Treatment Plant treated 383,097,700 gallons of 
sewerage from homes and various businesses in town. The flow was treated and 
discharged to the Charles River, with better than 98% removal of impurities. 
257.48 dry tons of sludge was shipped to Woonsocket, Rhode Island for 
incineration. 

During the year there were 48 call outs to the nine Pump Stations and the Waste 
Water Treatment Plant. 

In January 2009, flow pacing was added to the chemical feed pumps saving on 
both chemicals and electricity in the future. 

The Inflow/Infiltration Program, a DEP grant funded program, continued and 
will be completed in 2010. Part of this program was the addition of six new 
monitoring stations to help detect inflow/infiltration. 

The Sewer Department welcomed a new employee, Tim Quinn, in December. 



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RETIREMENTS 

Congratulations to John Horgan who retired in 2009. John served as a 
Groundskeeper with the Highway Department for 33 years. 

Congratulations to Phil Pember who retired in 2009. Phil served as a Mechanic 
\\ ith the Highway Department for 36 years. 

Congratulations to Mary Luciano, Water and Sewer Department Administrative 
Assistant, who also retired in 2009 after 10 years of service. 

In conclusion, I wish to express appreciation to Administrative Assistant 
Maureen Anderson of the Water and Sewer Department. Appreciation is also 
given to Robert Kennedy, Street Department Foreman, Edward Hinkley, Water 
and Sewer Foreman, and Peter Iafolla, Chief Operator of the Wastewater 
Treatment Plant, as well as all the men of the various departments who are to be 
commended for their continuous conscientious public service. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Kenneth P. Feeney 
Superintendent of Public Works 



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BOARD OF WATER AND SEWERAGE 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Town continued to respond to the water conservation signs keeping the 
consumption within the goals of the program. The Town has ample water 
pumping capacity with wells 1,2,3 and 6 available. 

As mentioned in previous reports, in December 2004 the State Department of 
Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a draft copy of restrictions to the 
pumping permits that need to be renewed every five years. If fully implemented, 
it would limit withdrawal of water to 65 gallons per person per household. 
Particularly, the pumping levels for Well 6, our most important and productive 
well were severely reduced. It has by far the largest capacity and excellent water 
quality. 

These new restrictions would significantly impact the quality of life and cost of 
living in our Town since the fixed costs for the water department would continue 
to be the same and reduced sales of water could drive up the costs to the 
consumer. 

Several reports and comments by consulting Hydrologists and the New England 
Water Works Association question the scientific justification of these restrictions. 
They disagree with wholesale withdrawal limit to solve the alleged stream flow 
reduction. Historical records show that even before Medfield started to pump 
significantly from the Charles River Aquifer, the river level fell during every 
summer. 

A final version of the DEP pumping permits was issued in January 2008. It 
follows the original restrictions outlined above. Together with our neighboring 
communities that also draw water from the Charles River Aquifer we 
implemented individual law suits challenging the new pumping regulations thus 
preventing the new regulations in its present form from taking effect until the law 
suits are decided. Attempts by the DEP to combine the suits failed in the 
Massachusetts Supreme Court. 

The latest attempt to implement the pumping limitations shifted to the political 
arena. The forces behind the pumping restrictions attempt to have the State 
Legislators pass a State Law to reach their goal. Petitions to the individual 
legislators by public and private individuals to prevent a vote are in process. 

The yearly update to the Storm Water Management Plan has been submitted, as 
required. 

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Repair of old sewer pipes continues on a yearly basis to further reduce the 
inflow/infiltration of storm water into the sewer system. Due to past installation 
of sewer lines in various areas of the town, the subsurface is settling. This 
affected a number of adjacent cast iron water lines that developed leaks and 
needed to be repaired. 



Respectfully submitted. 



Marc Tishler, Chairman 
Jeremy Marsette 
Gary A. Lehmann 



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PLANNING BOARD 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Medfield Planning Board came into existence in 1924 and was established 
under Chapter 41 of the Massachusetts General Laws in 1951. 

Subdivision control and Site Plan Review are functions of the Planning Board. 
Landowners wishing to subdivide a parcel or develop a specific site must submit 
detailed plans for the proposed streets, storm drains, sidewalks, and water and 
sewer facilities. After the final plans for a subdivision or site plan have been 
submitted to the Planning Board for approval, public hearings are held. Prior to 
the public hearings, notices of the hearings are mailed to the abutters. 

The Planning Board is also responsible for holding a public hearing and making a 
report to the Town Meeting on any proposed changes to the Medfield Zoning 
Bylaws. At Town Meeting, voters must accept, amend, or reject Planning Board 
proposals. Acceptance of Zoning Bylaw changes requires a super-majority (two- 
thirds) vote in order to pass. 

While the Board has the responsibility for making zoning recommendations to 
the town, the enforcement of zoning is assigned by state statute to the Board of 
Selectmen, the Zoning Enforcement Officer, and the Building Inspector. Any 
variances from zoning or subdivision regulations are to be considered by the 
Board of Appeals on Zoning. 

With the downturn in the economy, the Planning Board saw no new 
subdivisions or site plans for review in 2009. However, the Planning Board 
continued to work with the Board of Selectmen and the Commonwealth's 
Division of Capital Asset Management regarding the disposition of the 
Medfield State Hospital. 

M Approval-not-required" plans are those plans necessary to create new lots 
along existing ways, or change lot lines on existing lots, but the plans do not 
rise to the level of a full subdivision approval process. In 2009, the Board 
endorsed three such plans, all redefining two-lot lines. 

The Board released seven of nine lots in the Erik Road Subdivision from 
covenant. 

In the last quarter of the year, the Planning Board solicited proposals for 
consultant review services and interviewed prospective firms. The Board was 
in the final stages of making a selection as the year ended. 

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SIGN ADVISORY BOARD 

Under Section 13 of the Town of Medfield Zoning Bylaw the Sign Advisory 
Board reviews sign applications for their compliance with the Bylaw . The 
Advisory Board also assists applicants in understanding the Sign Bylaw and 
works with them to obtain results in keeping with the character of the Town. 
In addition Sign Advisory Board members make recommendations to the 
Planning Board for changes in the Bylaw . The Board is comprised of both 
local business people and residents. 

The Planning Board would like to thank the Sign Advisory Board for all its 
diligent work. 

OTHER BUSINESS 

Earth Tech, Inc. continued to provide the engineering services for subdivision 
review and street construction inspections. 

The Planning Board acknowledges with thanks the cooperation and assistance 
of the Town Boards and Departments with special thanks to: Superintendent 
of Public Works Kenneth P. Feeney; Tree Warden Edward Hinkley; and 
Town Counsel Mark G. Cerel. 

Planning Board meetings are generally held on Monday evenings at 8:00 P.M. 
at the Town House. These meetings are open to the public. Appointments 
with the Board must be made by the Thursday noon prior to the meeting. 
Requests for information or appointments should be directed to the Planning 
Board Administrator, Norma Cronin, at the Town House, 508-359-8505, ext. 
645. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Stephen J. Browne, Chairman 
Keith R. Diggans, Vice-Chairman 
Elissa G. Franco, Clerk 
Wright C. Dickinson, Member 
George N. Lester, Member 



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BOARD OF APPEALS ON ZONING 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 



During 2009 the Board of Appeals acted on thirteen applications as follows: 

GRANTED: Two Findings that proposed additions will not intensify the 
existing nonconformity or, in the alternative, will not be 
detrimental to the neighborhood 

One Special Permit to allow construction of a single family 
house on a lot with a slope greater than 20% 

One Special Permit to allow a family apartment 

One Special Permit for a swimming pool 

One Special Permit to allow the construction of a retaining 
wall in a Watershed Protection District 

Two Special Permits for restaurants 

One Special Permit to allow construction of a groundwater 
recharge system in the Aquifer Protection District 

Two Special Permits to allow Personal Wireless Antenna 

One Special Permit for a sign at a daycare facility 

One Special Permit for a cabinet making business 

One Variance to the contiguous upland requirement 

One request to withdraw an application for a Comprehensive 
Permit for 1 1 8 units on West Street. 



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The Board would also like to express its sincere thanks for all the support and 
consideration it has received this past year from the Town Boards and the 
residents of the Town of Medfield. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Robert F. Sylvia, Chairman 
Stephen M. Nolan, Member 
Russell J. Hallisey, Member 
Charles H. Peck, Associate 
Thomas M. Reis, Associate 
Douglas C. Boyer, Associate 



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BOARD OF ASSESSORS 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue in December, 2009 approved the 
values set out in the Assessors' triennial recertification report, resulting in a 
municipal tax rate of $14.24/$ 1,000 for fiscal year 2010. The town tax levy 
commitment, which is primarily the result of monies appropriated at Town 
Meeting, was $32,636,573, amounting to a $755,507, or 2.37% increase over last 
year's commitment of $31,881,066. Tax bills were timely mailed in December, 
2009 for third quarter tax payments. Due to the soft real estate market, assessed 
values of single-family homes in Medfield modestly decreased in value between 
January, 2008 and January, 2009. Overall total valuations for the town in fiscal 
year 2010 decreased to $2,293,201,839 from $2,301,882,050 in fiscal year 2009. 
Fiscal year 2010 experienced approximately $26 million in new growth, 
including personal property. 

Massachusetts law requires, as a prerequisite to setting a tax rate, that every third 
year cities and towns submit and have approved by the Department of Revenue a 
triennial recertification plan; this process requires development and completion 
of an intricate townwide property revaluation. Deputy Assessor Stan Bergeron 
worked tirelessly and patiently to obtain state approval in time for tax bills to be 
mailed out by December 31, with an established actual tax rate, resulting in 
Medfield' s saving tens of thousands of dollars in revenue; in part due to the 
State's late report on local aid payments, many cities and towns, including those 
not having to run the gauntlet of triennial recertification this year, did not meet 
the deadline. The Board thanks Stan for his determined efforts to complete the 
task in time, with the assistance of his staff Donna O'Neill and Kathy Mills. 
Taxpayers may access online via the Town of Medfield website 
(town.medfield.net) fiscal year 2010 town wide property values, other descriptive 
property information, and forms; the Board continues to update the Assessors' 
webpage from time to time. 

In March, 2009, Thomas V. Sweeney, Jr. was elected to his first three-year term 
on the Board of Assessors. 

The Board this year continued to encourage the Board of Selectmen to promote 
the senior tax work off program, an arrangement which mutually benefits 



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Medfield's senior citizens and its town government; also in the town's interest, 
the Board continues to recommend each year Town Meeting's adoption of 
legislation affording tax relief to qualifying senior citizens, and veterans. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Francis J. Perry, III, Chairman 

R. Edward Beard, Clerk 

Thomas V. Sweeney, Jr., Third Member 



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PERSONNEL BOARD 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Personnel Board is comprised of three members appointed by the Town 
Moderator, the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen and the Chairman of the 
Warrant Committee. The term of office is for three years. The Board is 
responsible for maintaining and administering the Personnel Plan which 
establishes policies and procedures for employees of the Town, maintaining job 
descriptions, periodic review of the classification and pay schedule, and provides 
guidance on all hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, and retirements. 
Kristine Trierweiler, Assistant Town Administrator provides staffing support to 
the Board. 

The Personnel Board met on a monthly basis throughout the year. The members 
have participated in collective bargaining for both the Police and Fire 
Department Unions. Ms. Rachel Brown was appointed to the Board of 
Selectmen's Insurance Advisory Committee 

Ms. Brown continues to represent the Personnel Board on the Board of 
Selectmen's Insurance Advisory Committee. The Committee's role is to review 
various health care options available to the Town and make a recommendation to 
the Board of Selectmen. The goal of the committee is to recommend a quality 
health care option for employees and retirees at a reasonable cost. Earlier this 
year the Insurance Advisory Committee recommended the Town join the 
Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Agency which offers a Blue Cross Blue 
Shield HMO and PPO. 

The Personnel Board would like to acknowledge those employees who have 
retired during 2009. In June, Mary Luciano, Administrative Assistant to the 
Water and Sewer Board, retired after ten years of service. In October, Jane 
Ready, the Town Hall Receptionist for the past seven years retired. John Horgan, 
a member of the DPW as groundskeeper for 33 years retired in November. Phil 
Pember, a mechanic for the DPW retired in December after 36 of service. The 
Library saw the retirements of Maryann Silva, Chris Siscoe and Tim Hughes all 
with over twenty years of dedication and service to the Library. The Personnel 
Board would like to thank all of these employees for their tireless service to the 
Town. We wish you much happiness in your retirement. 

The Personnel Board works with the Warrant Committee and the Board of 
Selectmen each year to recommend a cost of living increase to town employees. 
This cost of living increase is based on industry standards, salary compensation 
surveys, as well as the town's budget situation. The Board, in consultation with 

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the Warrant Committee, has proposed a 0% cost of living increase for non-union 
employees for FY 2011 to reflect the local economy and the Town's fiscal 
position. (Police and Fire Contracts are currently being negotiated.) Some 
vacant positions have been targeted to remain unfilled. Our employees have 
responded by shifting priorities, identifying further operational efficiencies, and 
assisting one another to meet service needs. We would like to thank the 
employees for their dedication and service to the Town of Medfield and 
acknowledge that with ever decreasing budgets, we continue to look to them to 
maintain service and look for operational efficiencies. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Debra Shuman, Chairman 
Christine Connolly 
Rachel Brown 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit my annual report as Chief of the Medfield Police Department for 
the year ending December 3 1 , 2009. 

An era at the Medfield Police Department closed with the retirement of 
Dispatcher Patricia Rioux. Patricia served the Town in excess of 40 years as a 
matron, dispatcher, crossing guard and special police officer. Medfield Control 
will never sound the same. 

Patrol Officer Jim O'Neil graduated from the Boston Police Academy in June 
and after a period of field training began patrolling Medfield in July. 
Additionally, he has computer skills that have been utilized to the advantage of 
the Department. 

Also in June, Medfield resident Eric Pellegrini completed his service with the 
United States Marine Corps and joined the Medfield Police Department. He 
attended the Massachusetts State Police Municipal Academy for six months and 
completed his training in December. He immediately began field training and 
will begin patrolling Medfield in January of 2010. 

Laptop computers were installed in the cruisers during the early part of the 
summer. This will greatly enhance the ability of officers to have critical pieces of 
information immediately available to them. Medfield Director of Technology 
Eoin O'Corcora oversaw the purchase and installation, assisted by Sergeant 
Wilhelmi and Officer O'Neil. 

In December, the Medfield Police Department received an award from the 
American Automobile Association in recognition of 30 years without a 
pedestrian fatality. While the achievement was acknowledged in 2009 it is much 
more reflective of the leadership of my predecessors, Chief William H. Mann and 
Chief Richard Hurley and the officers who served the Town of Medfield over the 
past 30 years. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Medfield Police 
Department for their diligent attention to the variety of duties that they are 



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requested to perform on a daily basis. Also, my thanks to the various Town 
Departments for the outstanding assistance and cooperation received over the 
past year. 

Respectfully Submitted 

Robert E. Meaney, Jr. 
Chief of Police 



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This is a summary of the 2009 calls that the Police Department 
handled: 

Aggravated Assault 5 

Annoying Calls 26 

Arrests 57 

Arson 1 

Assists 159 

Bad Checks 1 

Breaking and Entering 8 

Credit card Fraud 9 

Disorderly Person 1 1 

Disturbances 44 

Drug Violations 4 

Drunkenness 1 

Fire Alarms 107 

Forgery 2 

Homicides 

Intimidation 1 

Juvenile Offenses 4 

Larceny 76 

Liquor Law violations 3 

Malicious Destructions 35 

Medical Assists 9 

Miscellaneous Complaints 441 

Mischief 63 

Missing persons 21 

Motor Vehicle crashes 276 

Motor Vehicle citations 438 

Operating Under Influence 1 5 

Parking Tickets 21 

Protective Custody 2 

Prostitution 

Restraining Orders 21 

Robbery 1 

Runaway 1 

Shoplifting 3 

Simple Assault 19 

Suicide 1 

Threats 12 

Vandalism 35 

Weapon Violation 1 

Wire Fraud 2 



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MEDFIELD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit the annual report for the Medfield Emergency Management 
Agency for the year ending December 3 1 , 2009. 

The Medfield Emergency Management Agency provides coordination between 
the Selectmen, Town Departments, the Massachusetts Emergency Management 
Agency and the Federal Emergency Management. 

The Medfield Emergency Management Agency is divided into two sections. One 
section, the Management Group contains amateur radio operators, a transport 
section and shelter management people. The second section contains the 
auxiliary police officers. Both groups are under the control of the Emergency 
Management Agency Director who reports to the Chief of Police on auxiliary 
police matters and the Town Administrator on emergency management issues. 

The management group maintains backup communications systems, provides 
transportation to and runs shelter operations in case of emergencies where people 
need temporary shelter due to power outages or other such storm damage. The 
auxiliary police unit provides additional manpower to the police department 
during emergencies and large events such as parades and other public gatherings. 
As in past years both groups combined to donate over 1,000 man-hours of 
community service to the Town. 

I would like to thank the men and women of the department for their continued 
support and contributions throughout the year. Also I wish to thank the Board of 
Selectmen, Michael Sullivan, his staff and the Medfield Police Department for 
their assistance and support. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Ray M. Burton Jr. 
Director 



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ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER / ANIMAL INSPECTOR 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

This report reflects my duties for the year ending December 31, 2009. 

TOTAL CALLS FOR 2009 1 ,397 

TOTAL ANIMAL INCIDENTS FOR 2009 668 

Calls for dogs running loose 128 

Barking dog complaints 1 9 

Pooper Scooper complaints 5 

Number of citations issued 1 34 

Calls for animals to be removed from residents' 
homes (includes squirrels, chipmunks, birds, 



opossums, and snakes) 


33 


Bats removed from residents' homes 


16 


Animals hit by cars in 2009 


114 


Dogs 


8 


Cats 


10 


Raccoons 


16 


Opossums 


19 


Skunks 


17 


Deer 


31 


Other (woodchucks, turkeys, rabbits, turtles) 


13 


Injured or sick animals that had to be euthanized by ACO 


32 


Raccoons 


14 


Skunks 


13 


Deer 


4 


Fisher cat 


1 



Calls related to squirrels, chipmunks and birds 47 

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Calls related to turtles 1 2 

Calls related to fisher cats 6 

Dog bites in 2009: 9 

Cat bites in 2009: 4 

Dogs abandoned in Medfield 6 

Medfield stray cats brought to the shelter 46 

Medfield stray rabbits brought to the shelter 4 

All barns and livestock have been inspected and pass the requirements of the 

Town of Medfield and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. All of the animals 

and barns are in the best of condition. 

The following animals were counted in Medfield in 2009: 

Beef cows 4 

Donkeys 4 

Llamas 3 

Goats 7 

Horses 124 

Ponies 2 

Poultry 58 

Sheep 34 



I appreciate the continuing support and cooperation of the Town of Medfield, the 
Medfield Police Department, Heritage Hill Veterinary Hospital, VCA, Main 
Street Veterinary Hospital, Medfield Veterinary Clinic, Melanie J. Thomas, 
DVM, Medfield and The S.T.O.P Clinic that does low cost spay/neuters. In 2009 
over 500 cats were spayed or neutered. Thank you to my current Assistant 
Animal Control Officers, Danielle Landry and Lori Sallee for their dedication on 
the weekends. I also want to thank the Medfield residents for their ongoing 
donations and support of the stray animals at the Medfield Animal Shelter. 
Without all of you, we could not have saved the 293 cats, kittens, dogs and small 
animals that were adopted this year from the animal shelter. 



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The following companion animals were adopted from the Medfield Animal 
Shelter in 2009: 

Cats and kittens 1 62 

Dogs and puppies 69 

Rabbits 12 

Guinea pigs 32 

Birds 1 1 

Small animals 8 



Respectfully submitted, 

Jennifer Shaw 
Animal Control Officer 
Animal Inspector 






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MEDFIELD 
FIRE - RESCUE 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

1 hereby submit my Annual Report as Chief of the Fire Department for the year 
ending December 31, 2009. 

Department personnel responded to 1,059 calls for services in 2009, of which 
587 were for Emergency Medical Services. A major fire loss happened in April 
when we responded to a barn fire. On our arrival we encountered heavy fire 
conditions within the barn and it was posing a threat to the nearby house. 
Although the barn was a total loss, department personnel along with help from 
neighboring communities were able to prevent any damage to the house. All 
personnel involved did a great job under extreme adverse conditions. 

This year we were the recipient of a $5300 State Firefighting Equipment Grant. 
A portion of these funds were used to purchase reflective safety vests for 
personnel and traffic cones to comply with new Federal traffic safety 
requirements. The remaining funds enabled us to purchase a trailer mounted 
portable light tower. This unit is used at fire scenes and training evolutions. It is 
also available to other town departments if the need arises. I have applied for a 
$27,000 Federal Grant to replace the thirty-six (36) spare air tanks carried in our 
mobile air supply unit. The air supply unit provides breathing air for firefighters 
at large scale incidents. This unit was made possible through a $75,000 Federal 
Fire Act Grant in 2002, and is used by departments throughout Norfolk County. 

Town meeting in June approved our request to upgrade some of our older 
portable radios and pagers. Also funded was the purchase of two laptop 
computers to accommodate our conversion to electronic patient care reporting. I 
will be looking to replace the 2000 4X4 Command Vehicle this upcoming year. 
We have a thirty-six year old 4X4 Brush Truck that is scheduled to be replaced, 
as it is becoming unreliable and replacement parts are non-existent. Due to space 
constraints in the station we have to look at smaller options in order for it to fit 
inside. This replacement truck will need to be considered in 201 1. The remainder 
of our equipment is in good shape. 

Training for department personnel has been conducted throughout the year. We 
have conducted "live" fire, search & rescue as well as ventilation training at our 
training facility located at the Transfer Station. The MA Firefighting Academy 
also conducted a vehicle extrication class and a course in lightweight building 
construction. 



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Fire Inspections, evacuation drills and plan reviews have been conducted 
throughout the year. I would like to remind residents to check their smoke and 
carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation. It is recommended that detectors 
be replaced when they reach ten years old. 

This year has been a challenge. As with all departments in the community we 
were faced with budget cuts. Adjustments were made throughout the year and we 
were able to weather the storm without sacrificing our services. 

I wish to thank all the members of the department for their continued dedication 
and commitment to making our community a safe place to live. 



Respectfully submitted, 

William A. Kingsbury 
Fire Chief 



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SERVICES RENDERED FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
DECEMBER 31, 2009 



AMBULANCE 

Total Calls 587 

Transports Metrowest Natick 79 

To: Metrowest Framingham 18 

Deaconess Glover 46 

Milford Hospital 3 



Caritas Norwood 288 

Newton Wellesley 24 

Beth Israel 

Other 4 



Advanced Life Support 








Departmental ALS: 


115 






ALS Intercepts: 


100 






Walpole 


28 


Westwood 


59 


Norfolk 


1 


AMR 


13 


Other Services 








Medflight 


3 






Details 


2 






Cancelled/Refusals 









Well Being Checks 


24 






Mutual Aid 








Rendered 


47 






Received 


77 






FIRE DEPARTMENT 








Alarms 




472 




Box 




175 




Still 




884 




Residential 




43 




Accidental/System Malfunction 




150 





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Services 








Ambulance Assist 


125 


Haz-mat 


56 


Appliances 


4 


Investigations 


185 


Brush and Grass 


7 


Motor Vehicles 


3 


Burners Oil 


4 


Motor Vehicle Accidents 


90 


Gas 


2 


Mutual Aid Rendered 


10 


Carbon Monoxide 


67 


Mutual Aid Received 


2 


Alarms 






Details 


2 


Police Assist 


25 


Dumpsters 





Station Coverage 


5 


Electrical 


47 


Structures 


10 


Fuel Spills 


12 


Storm Related 


3 


Gas 
Leaks/Investigations 


26 


Searches 


2 


Med-Flight 









Fireworks 


1 






Public Assistance 




Permits Issued 




Lock Outs 


25 


Blasting 


1 


Pumping Cellars 


6 


Bonfire 





Water Problems 


2 


Burning 


393 


Other 


45 


Fuel Storage 


30 






Sprinkler Inst/Alt 


4 


Inspections 




Propane Storage 


19 


Blasting 


12 


U/Tank Removal 





Fire Prevention 


45 


Fire Alarm Inst. 


18 


Fuel Storage 


20 


Tank Truck 


5 


New Residential 


10 






Smoke Detectors 


15 






New 


25 






Resale 


127 






Oil Burners 


43 






Wood Stoves 


10 






U/Tank Removal 









AST/Removal 


18 







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INSPECTION DEPARTMENT 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The following is our annual report for the year ending December 3 1 , 2009: 





Permits 


Inspections 


Income ($) 


Expenses ($) 




2008 


2009 


2008 


2009 


2008 


2009 


2008 


2009 


Building 


389 


333 


1,751 


1,430 


331,187 


184,713 


48,353 


41,551 




















Plumbing/ 
Gas 


400 


329 


239 


328 


15,977 


11,201 


6,839 


9,901 




















Wiring 


334 


276 


549 


505 


35,980 


25,270 


16,814 


16,256 



Total revenue from the issuance of permits and fees for inspections for the 
calendar year 2009 were $213,144 as compared to $383,144 in 2008. Expenses 
for 2009 were $67,708 as compared $72,006 in 2008. 



BUILDING INSPECTION 

A breakdown of building permits issued is listed below: 

New single family dwellings 

Multi family (Condo's) 

Complete partially finished single dwellings 

Additions to private dwellings 

Renovations to private dwellings 

Additions & renovations to business/industrial buildings 

New industrial/business buildings 

Family apartments 

Two Family apartments 

Shingling roof & installation of sidewalls 

Private swimming pools 

Accessory buildings 

Residential garages 

Demolition 

Tents (temporary) & construction trailers 

Signs 

Stoves (solid fuel burning/chimneys) 

New windows 

Solar System 

Towers 



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26 
113 
1 
3 



70 
6 
3 


14 
5 

18 

10 

45 
1 
1 



Total 333 

Occupancy certificates were issued for five new residences in 2009, as 



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compared to four in 2008. 

Inspections for certification of business, schools, multi-family dwellings, 
nursing homes and pre-schools amounted to 24 inspections for 2009. 



Estimated construction costs on permits issued: 

2008 2009 

New dwellings $ 6,342,000 $ 7,290,000 

Renovations and additions, pools, 9,058,289 5,674,977 

shingling, sidewalls, etc. on residential 

New construction business and industry 1,100,000 



Renovations and additions b 


usiness and 


1,140,380 


8,350 


industry 

Multi-family dwellings 
Two family dwellings 
Family apartments 















Whether you are planning to add a pool, a deck, re-shingle, apply siding or install 
replacement windows, most changes to your home require a building permit. 
These comprehensive building laws may seem cumbersome, but they are meant 
to benefit us all by monitoring the building and development activities in our 
community. Please, also remember that the placement of any type of structure, 
as simple as a tool shed (accessory building) on your property must adhere to the 
rules and regulations of the Medfield Zoning Bylaws, and in most cases a 
building permit is required. Before you proceed with any changes to your home 
or property, please call the Inspection Department at the Town Hall (359-8505, 
ext. 603) and we will help you get started in the process of applying for a permit. 

Enforcement of the State Building Code (780 CMR - 7th Edition) continues to be 
the responsibility of the local building inspectors. Legislation effective 7/1/92 
requiring contractors to be registered with the Commonwealth became the 
responsibility of the Inspection Department staff to institute procedural changes 
for compliance. The office of the Inspection Department also keeps an accurate 
registration of builders holding State Construction Supervisor's licenses in order 
to assure compliance with Section 109.1.1 of the State Building Code. The 
building inspectors continue the enforcement to the code by making inspections 
of schools, churches and rest homes as well as other places of assembly on a 
periodic basis. 

The Inspectors of Buildings also serve the Town in the capacity of Enforcing 
Officers for Zoning and as such, made four inspections to investigate complaints 
and inquiries brought to their attention by residents as well as other town boards 

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and departments. 

The assistance and cooperation of Fire Chief Kingsbury during inspections was 
greatly appreciated. The Fire Chief and the Inspectors continue to inspect smoke 
detectors in new construction and in additions and renovations as well as 
inspecting the installation of solid fuel burning appliances. Residents are 
reminded of the importance of having their wood stove installations inspected 
and certified in accordance with requirements of the Massachusetts State 
Building Code. 

Thank you to Pat Iafolla- Walsh, Administrative Assistant and John Mahoney, 
Assistant Building Inspector. The office extends special thanks to Margaret 
Warren for all of her help. 

PLUMBING AND GAS INSPECTION 

The purpose of the position of the Plumbing and Gas Inspector is to administer, 
investigate and enforce the Uniform State Plumbing Code and State Fuel Gas 
Code. Homeowners cannot be issued plumbing or gas permits. Permits can only 
be issued to a licensed Journeyman or a Master Plumber. Plumbing or gas 
cannot be installed, altered, removed, replaced, or repaired until the Inspector of 
Plumbing or Gas has issued a permit. The Inspection Department will be glad to 
help you make the determination concerning the need for plumbing and gas 
permits. When a citizen of the town requests the plumber or gas fitter to apply 
for a permit, he is getting the assurance that the installation will not only be 
installed correctly and safely, but also that the work will be installed by a 
professional and not exploited by non professionals. It is definitely in the 
homeowner's interest to insist on inspections by qualified town inspectors 
knowledgeable in their trade. It is money well spent. 

The Plumbing Code is constantly being changed and upgraded to try to give the 
consumer and the plumber a direction that will assure a safe installation. Of great 
concern lately is the installation of backflow prevention devices, where 
necessary, to insure the continuance of the good clean potable water of which we 
are very proud in Medfield. 

WIRING INSPECTION 

The Wiring Inspector continues to enforce the Massachusetts Electric Code as 
well as the National Electric Code in his inspections of wiring installations for 
which permits are issued. Residents are reminded that the permitting process is 
in effect to assure safe and correct installations. 

Thank you this year to Peter Diamond, Joseph Wallace, William McCarthy, 
Assistant Electrical Inspectors 

The Electrical, Building, Plumbing & Gas Departments were saddened to learn of 

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the death of Assistant Wiring Inspector, Joseph Erskine. Joe dedicated his 
service to the Town of Medfield for over 50 years. He is missed by all. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Walter Tortorici, Inspector of Buildings 
James Leonard, Inspector of Wires 
John A. Rose Jr., Plumbing Inspector 
Peter Navis, Gas Inspector 



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SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The following is the Annual Report for the Sealer of Weights and Measures for 
the calendar year ending December 31, 2009. 

Measuring devices tested and sealed as required by Massachusetts law: 

Weighing scales and balances 37 

Weights 23 

Liquid measuring meters (In gasoline pumps) 88 

Linear measures (Yardsticks and tape measures) 2 

Bottle refund machines 5 

Other inspections and tests 69 

(packaged grocery items, etc. for weight and marking) 



Respectfully submitted, 

Michael J. Clancy 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 



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CONSERVATION COMMISSION 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Conservation Commission is pleased to submit its annual report for 2009. 

The Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands 
Protection Act, M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40, the Department of 
Environmental Protection's Stormwater Management Policy and the Medfield 
Wetlands Bylaw, Article IX. These laws protect the wetlands and waterways of 
Medfield. The functions of these laws are: 

• to safeguard public surface and groundwater supplies 

• to prevent damage from flooding by preserving town resource areas. 

The resources area are floodplains, swamps and bogs, streams, ponds and other 
water bodies, and certain types of land adjoining them. Under the Medfield 
Wetlands Bylaw, vernal pools and a 50-foot no-disturb buffer area are protected 
resource areas. Anyone proposing to alter a resource area or land subject to 
flooding, or to perform work within 100 feet of a wetlands or bank, or within 200 
feet of a river or perennial stream must file for a permit with the Conservation 
Commission. Anyone wishing to work within these protected areas must satisfy 
the Commission that the proposed work would not significantly harm the 
resources. 

The Town benefits from the wetlands protection laws and their associated 
regulations by protecting Medfield's wetlands from pollution, nutrient 
overloading and encroachment. The wetlands laws provide guidance and 
consistency to applicants with regards to the rules and regulations for various 
construction projects. The Commission's preeminent concern is to ensure that 
the eight interests of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the 
Medfield Wetlands Bylaw are upheld. The eight important public interests or 
values are: 

protection of public and private water supply, 

protection of groundwater supply, 

flood control, 

storm damage prevention, 

prevention of pollution, 

protection of land containing shellfish, 

protection of fisheries and 

protection of wildlife habitat 

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as they relate to the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Medfield 
Wetlands Bylaw. 

In 2009, the Commission held 16 public meetings for the purpose of: 14 Requests 
for Determinations of Applicability, 9 Notices of Intent and 5 violations. 
Twenty-two permits were issued during 2009. One fine for $175 was issued. 
The Commission authorized the transfer of $12,154 from its fee account to the 
general fund. 

In addition to the regulatory responsibilities of wetlands protection, the 
Commission is charged by the Conservation Commission Act to actively protect 
the watershed resources of the town and to promote and develop natural 
resources of the town. The Commission actively pursues the acquisition of land 
for conservation and passive recreation use. The Commission through 
appointments made by the Board of Selectmen established an Open Space and 
Recreation Committee (OSRC). The members of the OSRC are Robert Aigler 
(Chair), Toby Burrell, Thomas Caragliano, David Lafreniere and Michael 
Perloff. The Commission continues to study the agricultural use of certain areas 
of the Holmquist Conservation Land for farming. 

Due to the economic downturn of 2009, the Conservation Commission was only 
able to do an abbreviated pond management program for Meetinghouse, 
Cemetery, Danielson Pond, Flynn's Pond and Kingsbury Pond. The funding for 
pond management was cut from the Commission's operating budget. 

The Commission reviewed and guided one Eagle Scout project and one Girl 
Scout project during 2009. Montrose School senior high school women 
performed community service at the formal garden entrance at Danielson Pond. 

The Conservation Commission accepted the resignation of Bruce Redfield. He 
served on the Commission for seven years. Mr. Redfield donated many perennial 
plants for the entrance path of Danielson Pond. The Commission thanks Mr. 
Redfield for his volunteer service to the town through his participation on the 
Commission. 

Since the resignation of Mr. Redfield, the Commission has an opening to fill. 
The Commission continues to seek members for the Open Space and Recreation 
Committee. Any citizen in Medfield that is interested in either of the vacancies, 
please provide a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen with a copy to the 
Commission. 

The Conservation Commission meets on the first and third Thursdays of the 
month. The Conservation Office is located on the second floor of Town Hall, 
Room 209 and is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Site 



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inspections for projects are generally completed on an as-need basis. For an 
appointment regarding conservation and /or wetlands matters, call the 
Conservation office, 508 359-8505, ext. 646. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Ralph A. Parmigiane, Chairman 
Michael Perloff, Vice-Chairman 
Robert Aigler 
Deborah J. Bero 
Philip J. Burr 
Robert E. Kennedy 



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MEDFIELD ENERGY COMMITTEE 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

Since its inception in 2008, the Medfield Energy Committee or MEC has been 
directed by the Selectmen to look into six areas: 1) establishing a baseline for 
measuring progress on reduction of energy usage; 2) reducing energy 
consumption through retrofitting existing buildings, equipment, vehicles or 
processes; 3) designing or purchasing energy efficient buildings, equipment, 
vehicles or processes; 4) utilizing alternative energy sources; 5) developing 
public relations measures to encourage energy conservation; and 6) 
implementing transportation initiatives. 

Medfield spends over $1.2 million on energy for its 13 town-owned buildings or 
$95 per person per year for every member of the Medfield Community. The 
MEC established a goal of reducing the Town's energy use by 20% or 
approximately $172,000 over the next two years. 

In 2008, the MEC benchmarked the municipal energy use of the 13 town-owned 
buildings. In 2009, the Town made significant strides in meeting its second goal 
of reducing energy consumption. The MEC, in partnership with local utilities 
NSTAR and Bay State Gas, conducted a detailed analysis of several schools and 
town water well locations. The efficiency upgrades at those Medfield town 
buildings have led to a dramatic reduction of energy use and an estimate around 
savings of over $175,000. Over the life of the new equipment, the reduction in 
greenhouse gas emissions associated with these projects is estimated to be 
equivalent to taking over 400 cars off the road. 

By working closely with NSTAR and Bay State Gas, the Town has also been 
able to secure incentive rebates from the utilities of over $190,000 for energy- 
saving projects. The utilities' energy efficiency programs provided expertise and 
incentives that shortened the payback time of implementing the necessary 
improvements. Specifically, efficiency upgrades at four town wells led to saving 
more than 1 70,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, and resulted in rebates 
from NSTAR of over $40,000 for the installation of variable-speed motors. In 
addition, numerous electricity and natural gas efficiency improvements at 
Medfield schools including the installation of more efficient lighting and 
ventilation equipment have greatly benefited the town and its students. 
Anticipated annual energy savings from these projects are over 600,000 kilowatt- 
hours of electricity and nearly 26,000 therms of gas. The financial incentives 
from NSTAR and Bay State Gas for these projects totaled $1 50,000. 



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Over this past year, MEC has worked with other Medfield organizations to get 
the word out on the benefits of going green. MEC staffed a booth at Medfield 
Day in September to educate residents on ways to save energy and participated in 
the Energy Reduction Forum held by Medfield Green in November 2009. MEC 
is an active member of the Massachusetts Climate Action network, a coalition of 
locally-organized groups working to reduce the climate crisis. 

In 2010, the MEC is evaluating whether the Town should become a Green 
Community under the state's Green Communities Act. Doing so could make 
state funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects available to 
Medfield. We plan to continue our efforts to look for ways to reduce the carbon 
footprint of our municipal and commercial buildings as well as in our homes. 

The MEC meets monthly usually on the third Thursday evening in Town Hall. 
The public is invited to attend the meetings, participate in MEC activities and 
offer suggestions on how the Town can best meet the challenges of reducing 
energy consumption and minimizing its environmental impact. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Marie Nolan, Chair 

Lee Alinsky 

Fred Bunger, MCAN liaison 

Penni Conner 

Fred Davis 

Cynthia Greene 

Maureen Howells, Medfield Green liaison 

Charles Kellner, School Dept, ex officio 

James Redden 

Osier Peterson, Selectman, ex officio 

Emre Schveighoffer 

Mike Sullivan, Town Administrator, ex officio 



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MEDFIELD HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Board of Selectmen appoints the Medfield Historical Commission. Our job 
is to identify and protect Medfield's historical and archaeological assets. We 
make sure historic preservation is considered in community planning and 
development decisions. The commission has an annual budget of some $2,000, 
and it has certain statutory authority. Its monthly meetings in the town hall are 
open to the public. 

We work proactively to preserve those qualities of the town that residents say 
they want, which helps preserve property values. We walk the narrow, fuzzy line 
between historic preservation and respecting property owners' rights. Owners 
tend to favor historic preservation in principle... so long as it doesn't affect their 
bottom line when they want to demolish an antique to make room for a 
McMansion, which they believe will have greater market appeal. 

Demolition Delay Bylaw 

Medfield was one of the first Massachusetts communities with a demolition 
delay bylaw, and ours is one of the most stringent. It prevents historically 
significant buildings - non-renewable resources — from being demolished before 
serious efforts have been made to rehabilitate or restore. The bylaw URL is 
http://www.town.medfield.net/Bylaws.pdf 

When an application is filed to demolish a building over 50 years old, the 
commission investigates and holds hearings on those that may be historically 
significant. If a building is then declared "preferably preserved," its demolition 
may be delayed for up to a year. The commission always seeks win-win 
solutions - such as rehab and adaptive reuse of at least part of the building — that 
serve the interests of both the property owner and historic preservation. We 
define lose-lose as when the owner refuses to negotiate and instead simply waits 
us out for the full year and then demolishes the structure. 

In 2009 the commission reviewed five demolition applications on properties at 
63 Causeway Street, 23 Farm Street, 24 High Street, 25 Pleasant Street, and 17 
Adams Street. The commission examined the Causeway Street house and 
determined it had no historical significance; demolition was approved without 
requiring a hearing. After a hearing, demolition was approved on the 24 High 
Street house. Partial demolition was authorized after a hearing on the 23 Farm 
Street house; the new owner agreed to preserve the most visible section of the 
house as a guesthouse, with the new larger main house to be built further back 
from the road. The hearings on the Pleasant and Adams Street houses drew 
substantial neighborhood attention; demolition was approved after the petitioner 

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agreed to some design changes to accommodate concerns about impact on the 
neighborhood. 

Like all historical commissions, the Medfield Historical Commission is 
continually exploring ways to deal more effectively with "demolition by neglect" 
issues - situations in which an owner neglects and/or abuses an historic structure 
for years, then pleads that the place is beyond repair and must, for safety and 
economic reasons, be torn down. 

Other actions 

• In April the commission hired a tree service to do extensive pruning in 
the oldest section of Vine Lake Cemetery, removing limbs that could 
have fallen and damaged some recently repaired and restored colonial 
grave markers. 

• In May, noted Medfield author Hannah Adams's grave marker at Mount 
Auburn cemetery was cleaned. She was one of the very first people 
buried in this famous and beautiful cemetery in Cambridge, in 1830. The 
commission, the Medfield Historical Society and the Hannah Adams 
Women's Club shared the cost of the cleaning. 

• In June the commission used the remaining money in its 08-09 budget to 
replace the old semi-legible signs marking the John Metcalf and Hospital 
Farm historic districts. 

• In July the Historical Commission presented the Historic Preservation 
Award to Dorothy Aylward for restoring the family's magnificent 1860 
Italianate house at 378 Main Street. 

Certified Local Government 

Thanks to its CLG (Certified Local Government - and we have to reapply every 
year) status, Medfield has received many survey and planning grants from the 
state and federal governments in recent years. The Massachusetts Historical 
Commission continues to encourage us to apply because they believe we put the 
money to good use. 

For our survey and planning work, our demolition delay activism, MAAC, and 
other activities, the Massachusetts Historical Commission has long pointed to 
Medfield as a model for other historical commissions. 

Medfield Archaeological Advisory Committee (MAAC) 

The Medfield Archaeology Advisory Committee was formed in 1993 as a 
subcommittee of the Medfield Historical Commission. It was formed to help 
protect archaeologically sensitive areas in town. MAAC members are John A. 



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Thompson, Chairman; Debbie Gaines; C. B. Doub; Jackie Wile; and Cheryl 
O'Malley. 

On an ongoing basis, the committee maintains and updates a map of the 
archaeologically sensitive areas, helps protect the sites, evaluates and registers 
artifacts, and provides educational services. 

In 2009, MAAC conducted historical and archaeological research at 355 Main 
Street, the site of the endangered 1743 Clark Tavern, next to the Peak House. 
MAAC also began research on the State Hospital site, reviewing site information 
for future reuse of the site. 

MAAC began consideration of a potential bylaw amendment in 2008; if adopted 
by a future town meeting, it would strengthen the protection for Medfield's 
archaeological resources. 

Artifacts from the 1976 bicentennial excavation at the Peak house were at long 
last archived and placed in storage at the Dwight-Derby House. The final report 
of the excavations at the Dwight-Derby House breezeway was submitted to the 
Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) in 2009. MHC approved the final 
report in writing. 

MAAC welcomes inquiries from anyone who thinks a property in Medfield is 
threatened or finds an artifact that they would like to bring to the attention of the 
committee; please contact John A. Thompson or any other member. 

Want to join our commission? 

Vacancies occur on the historical commission from time to time. If you're 
interested in Medfield's history, call any of the members, or show up at one of 
our monthly public meetings, and let's get to know each other. You could start 
as an associate member and become a full member if someone resigns. 

Respectfully submitted, 

David Temple, Co-chair 
Daniel Bibel, Co-chair 
Maria Baler 
Sarah Murphy 
Charles Navratil 
Burgess P. Standley 
Ancelin Wolfe 



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HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 

To the Honorable Board of Selectman 
and Residents of Medfield: 

OVERVIEW 

The Historic District Commission administers the Town's four Historic Districts: 

• The John Metcalf Historic District established in 1989 on West Main 
Street, enlarged in 1996 and in 2004. 

• The Hospital Farm Historic District established in 1994. 

• The Clark-Kingsbury Farm Historic District established in 1997. 

• The Medfield Town Center Historic District established in 2000 

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 

Authority to create Historic Districts and the accompanying governing body is 
granted under the Historic District Act of 1960, Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 40C. The purpose of the law is threefold: 

• to preserve and protect the distinctive characteristics of buildings and 
places significant in the history of the Commonwealth and its cities and 
towns 

• to maintain and improve the settings of those buildings and places 

• to encourage new designs compatible with existing buildings in the 
district 

Under Chapter 40C, communities can create Local Historic Districts to protect 
the character of historic areas. Town-appointed Local Historic Commissions 
govern such districts. Since each property owner within a district contributes to 
the overall historic character, changes proposed for the exterior of any property, 
as well as new construction, are considered in light of the impact they may have 
on the district as a whole. Before a property owner within a district is allowed to 
change an exterior architectural feature of a building, the owner must receive 
approval from the Local Historic Commission. Approval is in the form of a 
certificate of appropriateness, hardship or non-applicability with respect to such 
construction or alteration. 

There are now Local Historic Districts in over one hundred Massachusetts towns 
and cities. Historic Districts do not prevent changes from occurring, nor do they 
prevent new construction. The intent of any Local Historic District is not to halt 
growth, but to allow for thoughtful consideration of change, to allow changes and 
additions that are harmonious, and prevent the intrusion of incongruous elements 
that might distract from the aesthetic and historic values of the district. Local 
Historic District Commissions have authority only over the portion of the 
exterior of a building that can be seen from a public street, way or park. The 
Commission's Guidelines for Changes within Medfield Local Historic Districts 
is available upon request. 

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HISTORIC DISTRICTS IN MEDFIELD 

Medfield passed "Historic Districts", Article 14 of the bylaws, and created the 
John Metcalf Historic District through a vote of the 1989 annual Town Meeting. 
This first district included for historic houses on west Main Street and included 
the oldest portion of Vine Lake Cemetery. Through a vote of the annual Town 
Meeting in 1996, the John Metcalf Historic District was enlarged to include a 
total of sixteen historic buildings. 

The Town established a second historic district, The Hospital Farm Historic 
District, in 1994. It includes 33 buildings at the Medfield State Hospital, and the 
surrounding historic landscape. The buildings were built at the turn of this 
century, mostly in the Queen Anne Revival style, and are grouped around a large 
quadrangle, resembling the campus of a small college. 

In 1997, the Clark- Kingsbury Farm Historic District, Medfield's third district, 
was established. It provides protection to the historic and unique grouping of the 
18 th century Clark-Kingsbury farmhouse, outbuildings and pond with gristmill 
that forms a widely appreciated and essential part of the rural character of 
Medfield. 

In April of 2000, the Medfield Town Center Historic District was created by 
unanimous vote of Town Meeting. This proposed district is intended to preserve 
and protect the character of the Center of the town of Medfield. 

The Town Center of Medfield is important for its mix of civic, commercial, and 
residential properties. Each category has an integral function in the town and 
over the years as the town has developed, each building, in its own unique way, 
has been significant in the developing character of the Town Center. While the 
other historic districts in Medfield are primarily residential, an unusual aspect of 
this proposed historic district is the concentration of civic and commercial 
buildings in addition to its residential ones. Historically, where the civic 
buildings provided the center of town government, education, religious and social 
activity, the industrial and commercial buildings served as the hub of Medfield's 
active and developing economy. 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PLANS 

• The Commission has revised its Guidelines for Changes within Medfield 
Local Historic Districts. It is more user friendly and address the needs of 
those homeowners with non-historic properties within the four Historic 
Districts in Medfield 

• The Commission has been actively working with the Board of 
Selectmen, DCAM and the Massachusetts Historical Commission to 
preserve the historically significant buildings and landscapes that make 
up the former Medfield State Hospital site. 

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We are always interested in assisting residents in the creation of new 
historic districts for their neighborhoods and always looking for 
volunteers to help with our efforts. 



Respectfully submitted, 

David Sharff, Chair 
Barbara Jacobs 
Burgess Standley 
Connie Sweeney 
Michael Taylor 






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KEEPERS OF TOWN CLOCK 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

This has been a quiet year for the historic Town Clock housed in the steeple of 
the Medfield's original Meetinghouse. The clock motor is still humming, a bit 
more loudly than usual, but it has not yet required new bearings. The 
uninterruptible power supply batteries were replaced at a cost of $75, gifted by 
David Maxson. 

We reported last year : 

In the summer of 2008 the owners of the building, First Parish Medfield, 
undertook a renovation of the steeple. The exterior finishes of the steeple were 
stripped or scraped, repaired, and repainted. The steeple consists of several 
sections, including (from the bottom, up) the clock machine room level, the clock 
turret with four exterior clock faces, the belfry, and the spire. 
Funds appropriated at Town Meeting supported the work that benefited the Town 
Clock portion of the facility, including repainting of the clock face and clock 
turret and clock room exterior, and the repair of the deck and steps leading to the 
clock. The last major work on the Town Clock was in the early 1990 's when the 
Town funded the replacement of the roof of the clock turret and renovation of the 
clockfaces. 




Attached are some photographs of the work 
that was done in 2008 and partially funded 
for the benefit of the Town Clock and public 
safety by Town meeting. 

Photo 1 Jack Paley of MMR Steeplejacks 
puts the finishing touches on restoration of 
the clock faces. 



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Photo 2 

This 150 square foot deck at the base of the Town Clock stairs was unstable. 
Lacking proper joistwork to support it, the old deck boards were springy and 
cracking. Some treads were also in disrepair. 




Photo 3 

Broken stair treads were replaced with "new" treads consisting of old wood taken 
from elsewhere in the building. This retained the antique look and feel of the 
space while providing safe stair access. 



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Photos 4&5 

It may be hard to tell from these photographs, but the deck (shown in Photo 2) 
was reconstructed using proper 2x8 joists 1 6 inches on center to reinforce the 
deck which had been only supported by the original 3x4 joists spaced 3-4 feet on 
center. The decking was put back in place, leaving no visible sign that the floor 
had been brought up to code. It is now much safer for the clock keepers to work 
and visitors to gather on the deck to hear talks about the history of the clock and 
the meetinghouse, and to ascend the steps to the clock room. 



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On Medfield Day, 2009, the Meetinghouse was opened for steeple tours, 
including tours of the clock room and clock turret, and the working clock 
mechanism. Other tours were conducted occasionally for historic groups and 
children's groups. 



Respectfully submitted, 



David Maxson 

Marc Tishler 

Co-keepers of the Town Clock 



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MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

It is with great pleasure that I submit the 2009 annual report. 

For five months, from January through May 2009, a Long Range Planning 
Committee of ten residents, representing many of the Library's constituencies 
including library trustees, staff and friends, as well as teens, parents, and retirees 
worked to identify the unmet needs, underlying trends and future challenges of 
the community. Using various collection methods, the planning process reached 
out to a broad cross section of the community for its points of reference and data. 
The reflections, impressions and thoughts of participants were both widespread 
and shared in affirming the Library's value and role in our community. The plan 
builds on the strengths of the community and the Library. The Library Board of 
Trustees approved the Long Range Plan on September 21, 2009. 

The new vision: We are Medfield's 21 st century meeting house. 

The new mission: The Medfield Memorial Public Library is a gathering place 
that brings our community together. Our mission is to educate and entertain 
people of all ages by connecting them to information and offering cultural 
opportunities. We strive to provide welcoming, convenient and responsive 
personal service. 

The 2010-2014 objectives related to eight broad goals the Library will be 
working on are: 

To maintain a diverse collection in current media formats based on user 

needs. 

To expand our programs for Adults and Young Adults while continuing 

strong Children's programs. 

To provide professional Reference Services during the hours the library 

is open and remote access to available Reference Services 24/7. 

To respond to the community's needs for flexible hours and find 

solutions to better utilize the facilities. 

To improve communication to be more proactive, current, ongoing and 

consistent in a variety of formats. 

To provide information about and space for community groups. 

To collaborate with the other cultural and educational groups in town to 

consolidate our resources and strengthen our collective programs. 

To support our staff by providing training opportunities. 

To expand our capacity by developing our volunteer program. 



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• To update and develop its technology platform to enable and empower 
our staff and users to function efficiently and effectively in the 21 st 
century. 

The Library staff, one full-time and two part-time professional librarians, ten 
part-time paraprofessionals, ten high school pages, and a full-time administrator, 
are hard at work on these objectives. Mare Parker-O' Toole is responsible for 
services to adults, Jen Forgit, teens and Ann Russo, children. Heather O'Neil is 
responsible for technical services. 

We appreciate the support of our dedicated volunteers who augment the work of 
the paid staff. Thanks to those who serve as Trustees, Maura McNicholas, Chair 
and Friends of the Library, Kathy Brennan, President, and on The Library Trust 
Fund Board, Tim Borchers, Chair. A special thanks to the members of the Long 
Range Planning Committee, Jim Whalen, Chair. Also, thank you to the many 
people of all ages who gave their time and talents for fundraising, collection 
management, and programming. 

We are grateful for the generosity of many individuals, the Friends of Library, 
The Library Trust Fund and the Town of Medfield and its citizens for providing 
the financial support needed to keep the Library certified, staffed, open seven 
days a week, filled with new and relevant materials, and free to all. This is 
especially important at this time when the demand and need for library services is 
greater than ever and there are towns in the Commonwealth that have reduced or 
eliminated library services. 

Farewell and best wishes to Cynthia Cahill, Jean Todesca and Kay Walsh. The 
community is deeply grateful for the long and dedicated service of Maryann 
Silva, Chris Siscoe and Tim Hughes, all of whom were the core library staff for 
over twenty years. We thank them. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Deborah Kelsey 
Library Director 



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TRUSTEES OF MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

2009 was a year of transition at Medfield Memorial Public Library — farewells, 
new faces, innovative ideas. 

We bid farewell to a longtime Trustee Jane Ready who was replaced by Steve 
Pelosi. The retirement of staff members Chris Siscoe, Tim Hughes, and Maryann 
Silva, who served the library for over 60 years total allowed the library to 
welcome new staff. 

As circulation again topped 200,000 items, the Library struggles to come up with 
efficient ways to provide library services in times of decreasing budgets. The 
Trustees strive along with all town departments to look for ways to conserve 
resources yet provide a safe, clean, current gathering place for Medfield residents 
of all ages. To this end, the Trustees look forward to implementing the new Long 
Range Plan, to better address the needs of Medfield's library users. 

The Trustees thank Library Director Deborah Kelsey for her thoughtful planning 
and constant effort to make the library a community meeting place accessible to 
all. Following Deborah's lead, our library staff is tireless in their attention to our 
patrons. 

We gratefully acknowledge and thank the Friends of the Library for program 
support and financial underwriting, the Library Trust Fund, the Long Range 
Planning Committee and our many devoted volunteers. Our library benefits 
greatly from their commitment and enthusiasm. 

Lastly we thank the citizens of Medfield for their continued encouragement and 
support of the Medfield Memorial Public Library. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Maura McNicholas, Chair 
John Bankert 
Robert Luttman 
Isobel Palson 
Steve Pelosi 
James Whalen 



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COMMITTEE TO STUDY MEMORIALS 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Committee to Study Memorials is pleased to submit its twentieth Annual 
Report. 

During the year we have continued to nurture the plantings and seeding of the 
grass at Baxter Memorial Veterans' Park. The park is a wonderful creation of 
beauty and an everlasting memorial to our Veterans of all wars. It is a great 
place, in the center of Medfield, for one to come and sit in solitude, read the 
memorial bricks in the walkways or to reflect and read the names on the 
monuments. 

The eight new small flag poles with the flags of the six military services and the 
small American flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag has made a 
tremendous improvement to the beauty of the park. These flags fly 365 days a 
year. To keep them looking fresh they are replaced on Memorial Day and 
Veterans' Day. They are paid for by donations and not taxes. Donations may be 
sent to The Committee to Study Memorials c/o Medfield Town Hall. 

We have one service pole available for dedication for $1,000.00. This also 
covers a granite dedication footstone. 

We also have four wonderful metal park benches for dedication to a Veteran. 
They come with a brass dedication plate on the bench and cost $2500.00 per 
bench. 

We thank the residents of Medfield and also the Park and Recreation Department 
who continue to keep this park in its beautiful condition. 



Respectfully submitted, 

G. Marshall Chick, Chairman 
Richard DeSorgher 
Frank Iafolla 
Jane M. Lomax 
David Temple 



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VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICER 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit my tenth report as Veterans' Service Officer for the Town of 
Medfield. 

Veterans' Services include helping the Veteran with benefits of hospitalization, 
pension assistance, information on education, social security burial allowances. 
This assistance includes fuel, food, clothing, housing and expenses for Veterans 
and their families. Every Veteran should enroll in VA medical services in case 
of an emergency; forms are available at the Town Hall or by calling 508 359- 
8505 ext 632. Also available are applications for Veterans' License Plates and 
the Korean War Service Medal for service in Korea from June 25, 1950 to July 
27, 1953. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts authorizes services and assistance 
rendered Medfield Veterans and their dependents. The Commonwealth 
reimburses the Town seventy-five percent of the benefits extended. 

I wish to thank Town officials and especially Town Clerk Carol Mayer for her 
assistance and helpfulness this past year. 



Respectfully submitted, 

G. Marshall Chick 
Veterans' Service Officer 



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MEMORIAL DAY ADDRESS 

Given by Vincent "Red" Palumbo 

US Air Force 

Captain, WWII 



Father Owen, Reverend Baumann, Honored Guests, Fellow Members of the 
American Legion and the V.F.W., Citizens of Medfield, 

The custom of decorating graves of those who lost their lives in the service of 
their country began back in the Civil War days. Even before the fighting had 
ended, women in many communities in the South, where most of the fighting 
took place, had begun the practice of placing flowers on the graves of fallen 
Confederate soldiers. In most cases this was extended to the graves of Union 
soldiers, who died below the Mason-Dixon Line. 

In the years immediately following the end of the war, these observances grew 
spontaneously, with ceremonies being conducted in a helter-skelter fashion 
throughout the country. Realizing that the nation was eager to honor those who 
had died fighting, General John A. Logan, Commander in Chief of the Grand 
Army of the Republic, issued the following order to all Grand Army Posts 

"The 30 th of May 1868 is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or 
otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in the defense of their 
country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, 
village and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance, no form of 
ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way, arrange 
such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit." 

141 years ago, the 1 st Decoration Day, as it was known then, took place, honoring 
those who died in the Civil War. Since that time this observance has been 
extended to honor all those who died in the service of this nation. Today 
everyone thinks of Memorial Day as a time to honor the memory of all deceased 
persons, civilian as well as military. 

We are now here today to honor and remember our fallen comrades of Medfield, 
who lost their lives in the service to their country. 

In 1916, the Baxter Park, property that we are now standing on was granted to 
the Town of Medfield as a gift from the will of Willard Harwood to be called 
Baxter Square in honor of his wife. In 1921 it was designed to be a soldier's 
Memorial Park when the town erected the Flag Pole Monument in memory of 
those who lost their lives in World War I. Since then the Town of Medfield has 
done a wonderful job in this park, with the Soldier Memorials, listing not only 



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those comrades lost in different wars, but also those who participated in all the 
wars of this country. 

We are now involved in disputes around the world where we really don't know 
who our enemy is. Please let's have a moment of silence to remember our 
comrades, wherever they may be. 

In closing, I would like to thank all of you in the audience, for by your presence, 
you too honor these men of Medfield, who died before their time, while serving 
our country. 



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BOARD OF HEALTH 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Board of Health would like to extend a special note of thanks and gratitude 
to Jean Vazza, Project Coordinator for the Youth Initiative Program. The 
Program was funded through a three year grant given generously by the 
Metrowest Community Healthcare Foundation. The Board of Health recognizes 
Jean's tireless efforts during the past three years surrounding prevention 
initiatives on underage substance abuse. Jean has spent countless hours working 
with the community on education, prevention and outreach to those seeking 
support and assistance. The Town of Medfield truly appreciates her efforts and 
dedication in the cause to end underage substance abuse. 

The Board of Health would also like to recognize and thank the resident 
volunteers who have stepped forward to assist Medfield during the past year, 
including the Tick/Lyme Disease Community Panel, the Medfield Medical 
Reserve Corp. and the volunteer program at the Council on Aging. The 
individuals who participate in these programs provide an invaluable service to 
the town. 

Public Health 

Jean Sniffin, RN, of Century Health Systems continues to provide programs in 
health promotion to all age groups, supplementing traditional home health 
services. The major components of the Health Promotion Program are: 

Communicable Disease: 

Prevention and control of communicable disease through caseload, referrals, 
education and provision of follow up care consistent with public health practice. 
Total surveillance disease reports numbered 90, 59 of which were identified as 
Lyme Disease. 

Public Health: 

The first reports of H1N1 flu presented in the early spring and carried through the 
remainder of the year. 

The Department of Public Health identified school age children as the priority 
group to receive the first doses of vaccine. Kathy Thompson, RN, school nurse 
for the Dale Street School diligently worked throughout the summer to assist 
with the planning, implementation and distribution of the vaccine. Mrs. 
Thompson, together with the school nurses of all five schools assisted in multiple 
clinics to ensure that all the children of Medfield received the appropriate doses 
of the vaccine. 



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The manufacture and the distribution of seasonal flu were affected by the 
distribution of the H IN 1 vaccine. However, the Town of Medfield is fortunate to 
have a group of volunteers whose presence ensures that the annual flu clinics 
continue to run smoothly. The Board of Health would like to acknowledge and 
thank those volunteers including the Council on Aging, and the Medfield 
Medical Reserve Corp for their assistance during this challenging time. 

Health Maintenance: 

The public is encouraged to meet with Jean Sniffin during her public outreach 
times, the first and third Tuesday of each month. Jean is available from 1 1 :30 to 
12:30 at the Board of Health office in the Town Hall. Public Blood Pressure 
Clinics are conducted at 1:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at The 
CENTER at Medfield and on the third Tuesday of each month at the recreation 
room at Tilden Village on Pound Street. Please do not hesitate to contact the 
Board of Health office if you have any questions. 

Jean provides home visits as needed to residents who are homebound and have 
multiple chronic illnesses or conditions. The goal of the program is to assess 
changes in physical condition and the appropriate referral for medical care and/or 
social services. This prevents complications and unnecessary hospitalizations. 
Ambulatory residents are seen for physical assessment, health counseling, 
including hypertension screening, at the public clinics held each month at the 
Pfaff Center and Tilden Village. 

Environmental 

William R. Domey, P.E., M.S.C.E., provided Environmental and Civil 
Engineering services to the Board of Health. These services include: Oversight of 
septic systems including soil evaluations, determination of high groundwater, 
review of engineering plans for compliance with Title 5 and the Board of Health 
regulations, inspection of construction, evaluation of variance requests, and 
issuance of certificates of compliance; Review of Site Plans and preliminary and 
definitive Subdivision Plans for compliance with the Board of Health storm 
water regulations and suitability for on-site sewage disposal where applicable; 
Review of On-site Well water proposals, water quality and quantity results, and 
treatment units; Review of Title 5 inspection reports that are performed, most 
often at time of sale, to assure that the inspector has followed the state mandated 
procedures for the evaluation; Review of Building Permit applications for 
additions and renovations to assure that the proposed work does not conflict with 
the location or capacity of the septic system serving the property; Investigation of 
complaints regarding sewage overflows, odors, illegal dumping, hazardous 
waste, and preparation of enforcement orders where applicable, and working with 
offending parties to attain compliance; Issuance of Disposal System Installer and 
Septage Hauler Permits; Provision of general consultation to the Board of Health; 
Assistance to the Board of Health in the preparation of regulations and 



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guidelines; Attendance at Board of Health meetings; and Telephone or office 
consultation for questions and information of residents. 

During 2009, this agent assisted the Board of Health in the review, interpretation, 
and recommendations to the school department for the solution to the presence of 
lead in the school drinking water supply. Also, as in previous years, the major 
focus of the Environmental Engineer/Agent has been septic systems, storm water 
management, and site plan and subdivision reviews. As a result of a high degree 
of control over septic systems, the rate of failure of septic systems constructed 
since 1975 remains very low. For those who must upgrade, it should be noted 
that, to assist homeowners to minimize financial burden, the Board of Health 
issues local and state variances as needed to achieve Maximum Feasible 
Compliance. These variances have to be justified by documentation of difficult or 
limited site conditions or excessive construction costs. Guidelines are available at 
the Board of Health office. 

Reviews of proposed Site Plans and Subdivisions for Storm Water Management 
and other environmental factors were completed, continued or newly conducted 
for Medfield State Hospital; Montrose School Sports Facility; Town of Medfield 
Public Works Garage; 270 Main Street Gas Station and Car Wash; "The 
Meadows - West Street 40B Apartment Application; 45 West Street commercial 
building; and 76 West Street - Goddard School. It should be noted that the long- 
standing existing storm water regulations of the Board of Health provide Town of 
Medfield compliance with much of the EPA Phase II program. 

The following permits were issued during 2009: 



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Soil Tests 


20 


Hauler's Permits 


5 


Septic System Plan Reviews 


17 


Installer's Permits 


4 


OFFAL Permits 


2 


Well Permits 


4 


Septic Repair 


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Form A Addition Renovations 



Septic System (new/upgrade) 



Sanitarian : 

Public Protection Specialists, LLC professional staff conducted consulting 
services for enforcement of regulations related to food establishments, minimum 
housing standards, swimming facilities, recreational camps for children, and 
general sanitation issues. 

The services and consultation to the Board of Health included attending monthly 
Board meetings, inspections of food establishments and school cafeterias, 
conducting establishment plan reviews and providing consultation to residents, 
business owners, and municipal departments as necessary. New food 



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establishments were provided with consultation for the opening of their new 
businesses throughout the application process. 

2009 Permits Issued: 

58 Food Services Permit (includes: food retail, food service, food service 

kitchen and catering) 

13 Temporary Food Establishment Permits 

1 3 Tobacco 

1 Semi Public Pool 

1 Bathing Beach 

2 Camps 

5 MRVP Inspections 



Youth Initiative 

The Medfield Board of Health will complete the three-year grant awarded from 
the Metrowest Community Healthcare Foundation that addressed the issue of 
preventing adolescent substance abuse. The Youth Substance Abuse Initiative 
embraced all aspects of the community to create successful collaborations. The 
grant utilized a community wide approach to develop new coalitions that work 
effectively with schools to ensure evidence based prevention curricula and best 
practice resources to the community. The focus of the grant continued to target 
parents. The goals of the initiative increased parental monitoring of adolescents, 
enlisted parents to monitor alcohol and prescription drugs in their homes and 
communicate with youth to reduce and prevent substance use. By implementing 
safety strategies, Medfield hopes to positively impact the cultural norm, and 
reduce youth substance use. The impact of the grant should be evidenced by 
delaying onset of adolescent substance use and having a community wide plan 
for sustainability. 

Medfield Youth Outreach: 2009 

Purpose - Medfield Youth Outreach (MYO) is a program located under the 
auspices of the Medfield Board of Health. The town's Youth Outreach Workers 
provide short term individual and family counseling, information and referral, 
crisis intervention, community programming, and assistance with access to 
financial assistance programs to Medfield residents ages birth to eighteen and 
their families. The Medfield Youth Outreach office is an intake site for the 
Federal Fuel Assistance Program for all Medfield residents. All of Medfield 
Youth Outreach services are free and confidential . 

The Medfield Youth Outreach Office is located on the 2 nd floor of the Town Hall. 
Appointments can be made by calling (508) 359-7121. Hours are full time and 
flexible to meet programmatic need. 



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Information about MYO Staff- 

• Dawn Alcott, MSW, LICSW, is the Director of Medfield Youth 
Outreach 

• Amanda Peterson, MA, LMHC, is the Medfield Youth Outreach Worker 

The Board of Health Liaison to MYO is Board of Health Member, Marcia 
Aigler. Marcia meets with Medfield Youth Outreach regularly and 
communicates with the Board of Health regarding Medfield Youth Outreach 
issues and activities. 

Counseling Services - In calendar year 2009, approximately 927 counseling 
hours were provided to Medfield youth and families through individual therapy 
sessions and support groups. Major counseling issues addressed during the 
calendar year included: 

Academic Difficulties, divorce, self-esteem, anger management, domestic 
violence, anxiety, family discord, sexual assault, grief, loss, financial difficulties, 
sexuality, body image/eating disorders, major mental illness, social skill 
concerns, child abuse/neglect, oppositional behavior, substance abuse, dating 
violence, parenting skills, violence, depression, relational aggression, self 
harming behaviors, friendship/ relationship concerns 

Referrals -Medfield Youth Outreach routinely provides outside referrals for 
clinical services, need based programs, substance abuse services, support groups, 
wrap around services, advocacy, and state /federal programs. MYO Staff 
provided 205 contact hours helping residents apply for fuel assistance and other 
programs this year. 

Programs - Medfield Youth Outreach also facilitates various groups, programs, 
and services with in the community as able. This programming is related to the 
needs of youth and their families. The programs offered are often prevention and 
psycho-educationally based. 

Community Collaboration - Medfield Youth Outreach collaborates with a wide 
network of organizations to better meet the needs of Medfield youth and their 
families including: The Medfield Youth and Community Commission, Medfield 
Public Schools, Medfield Police Department, Norfolk County District Attorney's 
Office, The South Middlesex Opportunity Council Fuel Assistance Program, 
Medfield Food Cupboard, Medfield Home Committee, The Medfield Angel Run 
Fund, Medfield Youth Substance Abuse Initiative, Riverside Community Care, 
and various other state and federal agencies, professional associations, clinical 
services, religious institutions, parent gatherings, and civic organizations. 



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Volunteers - Medfield Youth Outreach welcomes volunteers to assist with the 
implementation of various programs and fundraising endeavors. Call the 
Medfield Youth Outreach office at 508-359-7121 to inquire. 

Donations - Medfield Youth Outreach is always seeking to expand services and 
create innovative programming. Funding from donations and grants has been 
utilized to purchase items for the office, cover the cost of special speakers, and to 
cover programming related expenses when possible. Donations can be made to 
Medfield Youth Outreach through a check made out to the Medfield Youth 
Outreach Gift Account. 



REPORT OF THE NORFOLK COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL 
PROJECT 

The operational program of the Project integrates all proven technologies into an 
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system of mosquito control and vector 
management that is rational, environmentally sensitive and cost effective. 

Surveillance: Surveys, inspections, and monitoring in support of our program 
include GIS mapping of breeding areas, larval and adult collections, and 
fieldwork evaluations leading to better water management. West Nile virus and 
Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been active in Norfolk County over the past 
several years which has resulted in an expansion of the surveillance program in 
collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), 
State Laboratory Institute. MDPH has requested that the Norfolk County 
Mosquito Control Project expand mosquito surveillance across the county for the 
purpose of detecting viruses in collected mosquitoes as an early warning system 
for the residents of the county. Considerable manpower has been reallocated to 
these efforts, which is not reflected in this report. 

All mosquito eggs need water to hatch and to sustain larval growth. 

Water Management Activities: An important component of our IPM approach 
is the management of shallow, standing, stagnant water, and the maintenance of 
existing flow systems which if neglected can contribute to mosquito breeding. 
Site visits, pre and post monitoring, photographic documentation, survey 
measurements, flagging, accessing assessors information, maintenance of 
paperwork and electronic forms, communication with and/or meeting on site with 
residents, town/state/federal officials and maintaining regulatory compliance are 
all important aspects of this program. In addition to normal drainage system 
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artificial containers on their property for the purpose of eliminating potential 
West Nile virus mosquito breeding habitat. 

Drainage ditches checked/cleaned 10,880 feet 

Culverts checked /cleaned 20 culverts 

Larval Control: Treatment of mosquito larvae during aquatic development is the 
next most effective control effort. These applications were conducted after 
devoting many man hours to collecting larval data which is used for targeting 
purposes as well as for determining efficacy of these applications. The products 
used during these applications were Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) and 
Methoprene. 

Aerial larvicide applications 7 1 7 acres 

Larval control - briquette & granular applications by hand 8.2 acres 

Rain Basin treatments - briquettes by hand (West Nile virus control) 658 basins 

Adult Control: The suppression of flying adult mosquitoes becomes necessary 
when they are numerous, annoying, and/or threaten public health. These 
applications are conducted based on residential complaints as well as by 
analyzing adult mosquito population data collected from light traps. Additional 
applications may have occurred following identification of mosquito born viruses 
such as West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The product used 
during these applications was Sumithrin. 

Adult control aerosol applications from trucks 5,672 acres 

The Board of Health holds its meetings on the second Wednesday of each month 
at 6:30 PM. These meetings are open to the public and citizens are invited to 
attend. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Elizabeth Dorisca, Chairperson 
Marcia Aigler, Member 
Kathleen Schapira, Member 
Melissa Savilonis, Member 



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MEDFIELD HOUSING AUTHORITY 



To the Honorable Board of Selectman 
and Residents of Medfield 

The Medfield Housing Authority is pleased to submit its Annual Report for year 
ending December 31, 2009. 

The Medfield Housing Authority is authorized by and operates under the 
provisions of Chapter 121 B of the Massachusetts General Law and is responsible 
to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the management 
of Chapter 667 Elderly/Handicapped Housing. The office is open on a part time 
schedule Monday - Thursday for twenty - four hours per week and closed on 
Fridays. The maintenance department is open Monday - Friday for thirty - five 
hours per week. A five (5) member board of which four (4) is elected by the 
people of Medfield and one (1) is appointed by the state establishes policy. 

The Authority holds its regular meeting on the second Wednesday of every 
month at 7 PM in the office of the Executive Director, 30 Pound St., as posted at 
Town Hall. The meetings are open to the public. 

Lisa Donovan was re-elected in March 2009 to serve a five (5) year term on the 
Board of Commissioners. 

Board Officers are as follows: L. Paul Galante Jr., Chairman, Valerie Mariani 
(State Appointee), Vice Chairman, Eldred Whyte, Treasurer, Lisa Donovan, 
Assistant Treasurer, Maureen Daniels, Commissioner 

A blood pressure clinic is hosted in our community center on the third Tuesday 
of every month at 1 :30 PM and all are welcome to participate. Thank you to the 
Board of Health and our VNA. 

TRIAD is in transition and temporarily suspended due to personnel changes and 
economic cutbacks. We are sorry to see this great program in hiatus and are 
hopeful for a strong return. Schedules are normally posted at the Housing 
Authority and the C.O.A. 

A challenge was handed out to the tenants this year to reduce their energy usage 
and they truly stepped up. At the halfway mark, usage was down 20% from the 
previous year. The Board of Commissioners felt everyone deserved recognition 
for their efforts and an Ice Cream Social was held in July for all tenants. 

The Housing Authority was chosen to be the recipient of a Pilot Program for 
Small Housing Authorities for Energy Conservation sponsored by NSTAR. The 

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program had a total value of approximately $40,000 in materials and labor 
donated to the Housing Authority. All the work was completed this fall and a 
savings in energy usage and costs was seen almost immediately. 

The students from the Blake Middle School once again provided a fabulous 
holiday dinner and festivities for the Tenants. Ellen McConnell from Blake 
Middle School coordinated this event. Many students were bustling about with 
serving, cleaning, preparing "to go" dinners, along with musical entertainment. 
This is an event that many residents look forward to every year. Thank you to all. 

This year the Dale Street School also re-ignited their community service program 
and offered a mixed bag of both entertainment and true service work. We are 
looking forward to their return in 2010. 

The Medfield Housing Authority would also like to thank the Fire and Police 
Departments, along with the Highway and Water Departments for their continued 
support and assistance. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Colleen P. Sullivan-Locchi, Executive Director 

L. Paul Galante, Jr., Chairman 

Valerie Mariani, Vice Chairman - State Appointee 

Eldred Whyte, Treasurer 

Lisa M. Donovan, Assistant Treasurer 

Maureen Daniels, Commissioner 



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COUNCIL ON AGING 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Medfield Council on Aging is pleased to submit its annual report for the year 
ending December 31, 2009. 

We are pleased to report after two years in the new CENTER, there is a 
continuing increase in the number of seniors utilizing the services that are 
offered: 



YEAR 


ATTENDANCE AT EVENTS 


CENTER MEMBERSHIP 


2007 


8,772 


314 


2008 


10,402 


495 


2009 


12,894 


672 



New programs are continually added and well received, such as Zumba Gold 
(latin dance exercise), Video lecture series on art, weather, history and literature, 
and invited speaker events. The regularly scheduled activities have also seen a 
solid increase in participation. Each month the CENTER offers over 140 
activities for seniors. 

Providing transportation for seniors for medical appointments and other essential 
visits is a very important service that we provide. That transportation contributes 
significantly to the ability of seniors to maintain their independence and quality 
of life. Also important is providing transportation to the CENTER for 
participation in activities and for lunch. Being able to visit the CENTER 
enhances the emotional and physical well being of our seniors. The CENTER 
has provided over 2200 rides and driven over 16,300 miles. 

In 2009, we were fortunate in having two new persons join the CENTER. Cheryl 
Laval lee of Medfield is our new Outreach Worker, specializing in assisting 
seniors with obtaining information on supportive services, such as home care and 
health resources. Susan Bernstein, also of Medfield, is the Coordinator of over 
120 volunteers who provide services to seniors, town departments, schools and 
the CENTER. Both have demonstrated excellent capability in their positions. 

The Council on Aging Board accepted with regret the resignation of Mrs. Kathy 
Kristof, who generously served as a board member for 8 years. Her contributions 
are greatly appreciated and she continues to be involved as an associate member. 



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The Council on Aging wishes to express its great appreciation of the Friends of 
Seniors (FOSI). President, Bill Johnson and Vice-president Chuck Conti, along 
with Kathleen Kristof, Anne Johnson, Beth Weaver, Sue Monroe, and Jane 
Timmerman, continue to provide their strong support of the CENTER and its 
activities. 

The Council on Aging also thanks the Police and Fire Departments, and the 
Department of Public works for their services to the CENTER. 

In addition, the Council on Aging thanks the many individuals and organizations 
that have provided donations of money, materials and also services to the 
CENTER. 

The Medfield Council on Aging has experienced their second year in a 
magnificent building. We welcome new ideas and suggestions from the 
community and we will continue to work hard to make The CENTER a very 
special place. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Roberta Lynch, Director 

Louis Fellini, Chairman 

Virginia Whyte, Vice Chairwoman 

Neil DuRoss 

Patricia Shapiro 

Michael Clancy 



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PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSION 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

Department of Park and Recreation is pleased to submit our 2009 annual report. 

The Medfield Park and Recreation Commission is a five member, elected board 
of volunteers. The Commission is charged with the responsibility of maintaining 
the Pfaff Community Center and 1 1 other public properties - Town Hall, Library, 
Historical Society, Dwight Derby House, Fire Department/Police Department, 
Metacomet Park, Hinkley Park and Swim Pond, Baxter Park, Meeting House 
Pond and McCarthy Park. 

The Commission's responsibilities include: recruiting qualified personnel; 
creating policies; generating diversified recreational and educational 
opportunities; monitoring the maintenance schedule for public properties; and 
advising the Director to achieve the goals set forth in the Park and Recreation 
Comprehensive Plan. The department consists of a Director, Program 
Coordinator and an Office Assistant. Additional personnel are recruited to teach 
classes and supervise summer programs. Responsibilities of the department 
include: creating, implementing, evaluating and adjusting year round leisure 
experiences; establishing fiscal and personnel plans to complete the objectives 
for each program; monitoring public property usage; and implementing a 
maintenance regime for Town properties. 

The department faced many challenges in light of the economic downturn during 
2009. We began the year with a significant reduction in tax base supported 
funding for the department that resulted in restructuring the maintenance contract 
and reevaluating the services we provide to the public. We eliminated portions 
of the fertilizing and trash components of the maintenance contract and focused 
on basic field maintenance to keep the fields and facilities playable and safe. We 
funded this shortfall through our fee generated revolving accounts by charging 
for the use of the facilities. We fertilized just the athletic fields and reduced the 
number and frequency of trash receptacle pick ups. 

Funding has been eliminated for some recreation programs in order to 
supplement basic operating expenses. Spring/Fall fests, summer concerts, ice 
rink, swim team and the scholarship program that were previously free or at a 
low cost to the public have either been eliminated or funded through private 
initiatives and donations. Many Medfield residents have experienced a decline in 
their family's discretionary income resulting in lower participation in recreation 
programs and reducing the need to hire large numbers of teenagers for summer 
positions. 

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The department is optimistic and is seeking alternative funding to reinstate 
services. The department continues to be a vibrant part of Medfield by building 
community through activities. I have been impressed by the groups that have 
actively fundraised to fund their particular programs. The bands in town have 
raised over $10,000 to fund the Spring and Fall Fests. The department has also 
reviewed all of our contracted services and restructured our operations to reduce 
expenses. 

The Commission realizes that now is not the time to propose a new Recreation 
Center, therefore, have focused their efforts on improving the existing Pfaff 
Center. Contractors have refinished portions of the original wood floor and 
given a face lift to both the kitchen and conference rooms. The Commissioners 
and Staff spent a considerable amount of time and energy painting and cleaning 
in an effort to make the building more presentable. We owe many thanks to 
Chris Burrell for creating a more inviting and warmer feeling to the Community 
Center by adding curtains to the windows and accessories around the building. 

The Park and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing affordable 
programs that will enhance the quality of life for Medfield residents. We offered 
over three hundred affordable enrichment programs throughout the year. Over 
six thousand individual participants have enjoyed participating in a wide range of 
programs, competed on our athletic fields, reflected in our memorial park and 
utilized our recreational facilities. Park and Recreation is a vital and affordable 
resource that brings our community together. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the scores of residents who 
volunteer their time and energies in our recreation and sports programs. 



Respectfully submitted, 

James Snyder, Director of Parks and Recreation 

Toby Burrell, Chairman 

Tom Cararagliano 

Steve Farrar 

Lisa Louttit 

Mel Seibolt 



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TREE WARDEN AND INSECT CONTROL DEPARTMENT 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit my report for the calendar year ending December 31, 2009. 

Due to high wind and snowstorms, many tree limbs came down and needed to be 
removed. 

During the year about 30 tree stumps were removed. 

Yellow Ash disease is still present, so we continuously survey, recognize and 
remedy potential hazardous tree conditions before serious problem occur. 

Approximately 1.2 billion hardwood trees in the United States are at risk due to 
the voracious larvae of Asian long horned beetles. The beetle is present in the 
Worcester County area, so Medfield is continuously on the watch for any signs of 
these destructive beetles. 

Stumpy' s Tree Service is in their second year of their three-year contract. 

Due to safety issues, we will be surveying many older trees that may have to be 
removed. 

The department would like to thank Lueder Environmental Tree & Landscaping 
Company for their help and professional advice throughout the year. 

I would like to thank all various Town Departments for their help throughout the 
year. 

Residents are reminded that if they DO NOT wish spraying to be done on their 
property, prior notice must be sent to the Town Clerk by registered mail no later 
than March 1 st of that year. This notice must be given each year. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Edward M. Hinkley 

Tree Warden 

Director of Insect Pest Control 



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Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Annual Report 2009 

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is a regional planning agency 

serving the people who live and work in Metro Boston. With a mission to 

promote smart growth and regional collaboration, MAPC 's work is guided by 

our regional plan, "MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region. " 

Despite economically challenging times, MAPC has proudly helped the 101 
cities and towns in Greater Boston in navigating the recession with an eye toward 
preserving our region's vast resources for future generations. Whether in the area 
of public safety, open space preservation, clean water, affordable housing, 
transportation equity, sustainable development or inter-municipal cooperation, 
MAPC is uniquely positioned to bring cities and towns together for the 
betterment of the region as a whole. Our work encompasses many facets of living 
and working in Massachusetts, but is always guided by smart growth principles, 
and the philosophy that collaborative approaches can best solve regional issues. 

Guiding Future Development and Preservation 

With MAPC's progressive new regional plan, "MetroFuture: Making a 
Greater Boston Region," the agency is helping to guide both development and 
preservation in Metropolitan Boston, now through 2030. The plan was approved 
in December 2008, and campaigns for its implementation were launched to the 
public at an energizing event in June 2009. With the plan officially in place. 
MAPC's work has turned to advancing and measuring its implementation. Since 
the plan's adoption, MAPC staff has worked hard collecting input from hundreds 
of MetroFuture friends and supporters, whose ideas have helped craft four initial 
MetroFuture campaigns: Green Jobs and Energy, Local Smart Growth Planning. 
Transportation Investment and Zoning Reform. At the June 9, 2009 MetroFuture 
kickoff event, more than 300 people gathered to discuss and advise MAPC on 
strategies for advancing the first three campaigns. MAPC also released "From 
Plan to Action: A MetroFuture Summary," an accessible guide to MetroFuture 
goals and implementation strategies, which is available online at www.mapc.org 
and www.metrofuture.org. In 2010, MAPC will continue to advance the 
MetroFuture campaigns and engage the "Friends of MetroFuture" in this work. 
We are also establishing a Regional Indicators Program to assess the region's 
progress in achieving MetroFuture' s goals, as well as MAPC's effectiveness at 
undertaking the implementation strategies. We are pleased that two of our 
partners in establishing the MetroFuture plan are continuing their support of 
implementation. The Boston Foundation has contributed to MetroFuture 
implementation broadly, while an anonymous foundation has funded 
establishment of an Equity Report Card. One way MAPC is advancing 
MetroFuture is through our work with the Massachusetts Smart Growth 
Alliance (MSGA). Through MSGA, MAPC has successfully advocated for 
policies and initiatives that advance sustainable and equitable development. 

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including increased state investment in transit and other transportation options, 
the state's "Gateway Cities" revitalization program, and meaningful zoning 
reform. MSGA is also working with the Massachusetts Water Resources 
Authority (MWRA) to make sure that expansion of the MWRA is accompanied 
b\ smart growth requirements and water conservation. 

Through the MSGA, MAPC is also working with MassPIRG - the Massachusetts 
Public Interest Research Group - as well as Smart Growth America and other 
groups on the national 'Transportation for America" campaign, which urges 
federal transportation policies that are consistent with smart growth principles. 
We are also working with leaders from across New England in the "New 
England Regional Rail Coalition," an association of planning, environmental, 
municipal and business groups from all six New England states that came 
together this year to improve the region's competitiveness for rail investments. 
MAPC also counts itself a member of Smart Growth America's "State and 
Regional Caucus," which brings smart growth-focused organization leaders from 
across the country. 

MAPC is also a founding member of "Our Transportation Future" (OTF), a 
coalition of business, labor, planning and environmental groups who are pushing 
for increased investment in the state's transportation infrastructure. OTF played a 
key role in the 2009 transportation debate around reform and revenue. Although 
our effort to achieve an increase in the gas tax failed, the Legislature did commit 
$275 million in funding to transportation from an increase in the sales tax. 

MAPC strives to make every major development project in the region compatible 
with MetroFuture and the state's Sustainable Development Principles. One way 
we do this is through our active involvement in the Massachusetts Environmental 
Protection Act (MEPA) process. As we study and comment on major 
developments, MAPC communicates our perspective and recommendations to 
developers, municipalities, and state officials. In 2009, MAPC evaluated and 
commented on several key projects, including the Urban Ring, the South Coast 
Rail project, Lowell Junction, Beacon at 495, Route 18 in Weymouth and 
RiverGreen Technology Park. Of special note is the "Commons at Prospect Hill" 
project in Waltham. MAPC collaborated with the 128 Central Corridor Coalition 
- which includes Burlington, Lexington, Lincoln, Waltham and Weston - to 
submit several joint comment letters to MEPA for this project. 

Our MEPA comments consistently seek to minimize and mitigate traffic impacts, 
to expand transit, bicycle, and pedestrian alternatives, to safeguard critical 
environmental resources, to limit storm water impacts through "Low Impact 
Development (LID)," and to encourage a mixture of commercial and residential 
uses. 



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Better Planning through Technical Assistance 

Cities and towns throughout the region continue to seek out MAPC for technical 
assistance on a variety of issues. Much of MAPC's "on the ground" technical 
assistance work for municipalities has been made possible through funding from 
the District Local Technical Assistance program (DLTA). This program was 
created by the Legislature and Governor Deval Patrick in 2006 to assist 
communities with a variety of land use planning activities, especially expedited 
permitting of commercial and industrial projects. The program is now entering its 
third funding round, and it has been expanded to assist municipalities to 
regionalize planning, procurement and service delivery. 

Using DLTA funding matched by the town, MAPC worked with Danvers to 
create mixed-use bylaws for targeted portions of Danversport. The bylaws were 
crafted after extensive public input, including a "Visual Preference Survey" using 
Photoshop and Pictometry imaging tools, as well as a survey of Danvers 
residents on industrial-type uses. In addition, the "Danvers Mixed Use Report" 
suggested zoning revisions to other targeted industrial areas, and designed and 
presented a public program on the feasibility of using the state's 40R Smart 
Growth Zoning program to redevelop parts of downtown Danvers. 

MAPC staff also helped several municipalities to apply for federal stimulus 
money made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 
(ARRA). With assistance from MAPC, Revere received $485,000 from the U.S. 
Department of Energy to help pay for the installation of a new roof with built-in 
photovoltaic panels and high efficiency air conditioning units at the Beachmont 
Elementary School. 

Throughout 2009, MAPC develop the Maiden Master Plan, utilizing Community 
Viz software, which helps community members visualize themselves inside four 
different scenarios for future residential development in Maiden. MAPC staff 
used Community Viz in a live demonstration to compare alternative zoning 
scenarios and their impacts on different Maiden neighborhoods. Participants 
provided instant feedback on each scenario using wireless keypads; following 
discussion, they voted on their preferred option. MAPC began work on a 
Housing Production Plan for Bellingham. The plan includes an analysis of 
housing supply and demand, an analysis of barriers to development, a map series, 
and will include an extensive implementation plan with strategies to help the 
town achieve and maintain affordable housing goals. The work will also include 
formation of a "Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board of Trustees" to 
oversee implementation activities. 

MAPC staff worked on housing publications this year, including one with The 
Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), titled "The Use of 
Chapter 40R in Massachusetts As a Tool for Smart Growth and Affordable 
Housing Production." An advisory committee on the project will explore policy 

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improvements in light of the information revealed by the report. Staff also 
assisted the Massachusetts Housing Partnership on a Municipal Affordable 
Housing Trust Fund guidebook, which explains strategies for setting up a trust 
and gaining approval from the local legislative body. 

This year, MAPC began working with municipalities that wanted help 
collaborating on the joint delivery of services, and these efforts were also funded 
under DLTA. Two of the projects focused on consolidating public health services 
among Arlington, Belmont and Lexington, and between Melrose and Wakefield. 
The Melrose/Wakefield project was implemented mid-year and met with success 
by year's end. Working with the public health directors of Arlington, Belmont 
and Lexington, MAPC staff helped to build an organizational framework and 
governance structure for a single regional health department designed to serve 
the three towns with improved service quality through a cost-effective approach. 
Action is expected at the 2010 spring town meetings. Several other DLTA 
projects addressed public safety concerns. In the first, MAPC assisted in creating 
a regional emergency communications center (RECC). A vendor was selected 
at the end of the year and the study will begin in January. A second project would 
regionalize an emergency planning committee (REPC) among seven 
communities in and around Norwood. MAPC researched model organizations, 
proposed a structure and set out a plan for implementation. 

Another pair of projects focused on consolidation of fire services. Melrose and 
Wakefield asked MAPC to help them examine the potential of jointly providing 
fire department services, such as inspections, fire safety services and dispatch. 
Ashland and Hopkinton asked MAPC to help them evaluate combining their fire 
departments as a means of mitigating economic pressures. MAPC staff, aided by 
fire service professionals, collected data, analyzed response times and build-out 
trends, station locations and equipping and staffing, to deliver a report of findings 
and recommendations for next steps. Through our work with school departments 
on the North Shore, MAPC staff also developed a combined teacher training 
schedule for seven departments and helped create a joint job posting system 
designed to improve applicant pools, provide efficient candidate screening and 
lower advertising costs. 

Encouraging and Supporting Collaboration among Municipalities 

Subregional councils are a primary means of communication between MAPC and 
member communities, and MAPC continually seeks to expand participation in 
these councils. Each municipality in the MAPC region is included in one of eight 
subregions, led by a staff coordinator; the Metrowest Growth Management 
Committee plays this role in MetroWest, but is governed by an independent 
board, on which MAPC serves. 

Subregions provide a venue for citizen input into regional planning as well as a 
forum for local elected officials, planners, community organizations, legislators 

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and businesses to exchange information. Over the past year, subregional 
meetings addressed a wide variety of planning topics, such as the Ocean 
Management Act, the Green Communities Act, Scenic Byways, water usage, 
using GIS, economic development and more. 

MAPC also facilitates regional dialogue and joint municipal action among chief 
elected and appointed officials in the region. Among the most prominent of such 
efforts are the Metro Mayors Coalition and the North Shore Coalition, which 
bring together mayors and city /town managers to collaborate across municipal 
boundaries. 

The Metro Mayors helped further the mission of MAPC this year by responding 
quickly to the emerging economic crisis. MAPC has taken an active role in 
working to help cities and towns avoid layoffs and become more efficient, 
through efforts like legislative advocacy in support of a comprehensive municipal 
relief package, of local options taxes, of participation in the Group Insurance 
Commission (GIC), and by studying the feasibility of regional 91 1 call centers in 
the Metro Boston region. MAPC also helped cities share information and develop 
strategies to cope with the foreclosure crisis. 

A regional anti-youth violence initiative is another example of regional 
collaboration that MAPC helps to foster. Over the past three years, MAPC helped 
nine Metro Mayors Coalition cities, 10 North Shore Coalition municipalities, and 
two MetroWest towns to secure more than $2 million annually in funding 
through the state's Charles Shannon Community Safety Initiative. MAPC is the 
fiduciary agent and program manager for these funds, helping communities to 
implement multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary strategies to combat youth 
violence, gang violence and substance abuse. In August 2009, the Metro Mayors 
Coalition hosted its Second Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament in 
Somerville. Participants in the tournament included law enforcement, prevention 
partners and youth. 

MAPC continues to perform fiduciary, planning, and project management 
services for the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council 
(NERAC), managing $4.65 million in grant funding for 85 cities and towns north 
and west of Boston. In 2009, MAPC took on the role of fiduciary for all four 
regional homeland security councils across the Commonwealth, managing $13.4 
million in grant funds and performing grant management, procurement and 
financial services for all four, while managing a team of three other regional 
planning agency partners who staff and support the Southeast, Central and 
Western councils. MAPC also participates in statewide homeland security 
planning efforts along with participants from several state agencies and all 
homeland security regions. 



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MAPC has expanded its fiscal management role in the public health arena as the 
"host agent" for the Region 4 A Public Health Coalition, a cooperative of 34 
public health departments ranging from Wilmington to Wrentham, between 1-95 
and 1-495. MAPC assists the coalition in utilizing more than $485,000 for 
emergency and pandemic preparedness efforts. As H1N1 "Swine Flu" pandemic 
concerns spread across the state, MAPC hosted an additional $1.2 million in 
grant funding to provide vaccine clinics throughout the 4A region. 

Preparing for Natural Disasters 

After recent storm events - such as the Northeast ice storm in December 2009, 
and several heavy rains storms that caused flooding this summer - residents 
across the region are more aware than ever of the severe effects of natural 
disasters. To help allay these effects, MAPC completed Natural Hazard 
Mitigation Plans for 32 cities and towns in 2009, on top of the 41 other plans 
completed in recent years. Each plan includes a GIS map series depicting areas 
subject to various natural hazards, an inventory of critical facilities and 
infrastructure, a vulnerability analysis, and a mitigation strategy with 
recommended actions to reduce vulnerability. 

In 2010, MAPC will be completing the final set of plans for the region, helping 
17 more communities. MAPC will also begin work this year on updating and 
renewing the Hazard Mitigation plans for 19 communities on the North Shore 
and South Shore, whose original plans were completed in 2005. FEMA requires 
that the plans be renewed every five years to reflect current data and conditions. 

In many communities, Brownfield sites such as abandoned industrial facilities 
hold much potential for redevelopment and community revitalization if properly 
cleaned up. MAPC is working collaboratively with Peabody and Salem using a 
$1 million EPA Brownfields grant to assess several Brownfield sites in the two 
cities. The sites are important for Peabody' s plans to mitigate flooding in the 
downtown, and also for the expansion of open space, greenways, and economic 
development in both cities. 

Municipal Savings through Shared Procurement 

Some 35 communities are saving up to 20 percent on purchases of office 
supplies, paving services, and road maintenance by participating in MAPC's 
Regional Services Consortiums. MAPC performed multiple procurements for 
municipalities in four consortiums in the South Shore, Metro West, North Shore, 
Metro Northwest, and Merrimack Valley regions. Similar savings were realized 
by the 300 members of the Greater Boston Police Council (GBPC). During 2009, 
MAPC continued to broaden its array of GBPC-sponsored vehicle contracts to 
provide choices, convenience, and quality for public safety departments needing 
police cruisers, SUVs, general use vehicles, a range of trucks from light to very 
heavy duty, and a selection of hybrid vehicles. Overall, 187 vehicles were 
purchased, totaling more than $12 million in sales. 

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In 2009, MAPC began its partnership with the Fire Chiefs Association of 
Massachusetts (FCAM) to develop a collective procurement service model to 
address the high cost of fire apparatus and ambulances. MAPC procurement 
services will continue to be attractive as local governments face mounting budget 
constraints. Making Data Accessible to All Good planning requires access to 
good data. MAPC works to collect and analyze regional data and to make this 
data available to the public, while helping to increase analytic capacity at the 
local level. Users throughout the region and around the world can access 
information about MAPC communities through our ever-expanding Web-based 
mapping site, www.MetroBostonDataCommon.org . 

In an effort to develop an even more effective next generation of the 
DataCommon, MAPC is working closely with our colleagues in the Open 
Indicators Consortium (OIC), which includes data intermediaries from 
throughout the nation. OIC is working with researchers at UMass Lowell to 
develop an "open source" technology to add more powerful analysis tools for 
researchers and a more intuitive interface for novice users. 

Although users can access the DataCommon for most of their needs, MAPC still 
responds to daily data requests from municipalities, organizations, individuals, 
the media and state agencies. In 2009, MAPC answered more than 200 on- 
demand data requests. In July 2009, MAPC held its biennial "Data Day" 
conference and received an overwhelming response, with more than 350 in- 
person attendees and at least 100 participating in a webcast. This conference, 
sponsored by MAPC, Northeastern University and The Boston Foundation's 
Boston Indicators Project, helps communities and non-profits to expand their 
capacity to use technology and data to advance their goals. 

MAPC continues to incorporate cutting-edge planning and technology tools into 
our region's planning processes. Using Google SketchUp and Community Viz, 
MAPC created a 3-D computer model of Weymouth Landing to enable planning 
workshop participants to take a "virtual tour" of the district - as it looks now and 
as it might look with different types of new development. The visualization tool 
helped participants to focus future solutions and supported a lively discussion 
about the types of development that should be encouraged. A Digital Media and 
Learning grant from the MacArthur Foundation funded the development of the 
region's first planning video game. The Participatory Chinatown Project, a 
partnership with Emerson College and the Asian Community Development 
Corporation, is exploring how a planning video game that utilizes a 3-D virtual 
environment can facilitate citizen engagement in a neighborhood master planning 
process. The 3-D virtual environment augments the debate about new 
development, bringing in additional information, tracking effects of different 
decisions, and showing the results of those decisions so participants can 
experience what the space would look like under varied scenarios. MAPC is an 

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official Census affiliate, working with our municipalities and the Donahue 
Institute at UMass Boston to prepare for a complete and accurate count during 
the 2010 Federal Census, and to ensure that subsequent annual Census estimates 
are also accurate. MAPC provides training and assistance to municipalities and 
community-based organizations to help ensure that everyone in our region is 
counted. 

Getting Around the Region 

Transportation - and equitable access to reliable transit - is a major focus of 
MAPC's work. The agency serves as vice-chair of the Boston Region 
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which establishes 
transportation funding priorities for the region. We conduct studies and develop 
plans to support transportation improvements, and advocate for a well-funded, 
accessible transportation system that provides choice and mobility. We also 
encourage the coordination of transportation and land use policies at the state, 
regional and municipal level. 

MAPC is working along Route 9 - with Southborough, Framingham, Natick and 
Wellesley - to plan for anticipated growth in that area. In Phase 1 of this study, 
MAPC estimated the potential retail, office and industrial growth allowed under 
existing zoning adjacent to the roadway. This allowed MAPC to estimate likely 
increases in daily vehicular trips, as well as morning and evening peaks, for 56 
zones in the corridor. In Phase 2, MAPC and the communities are studying 
alternative land use patterns to determine if these changes, along with mitigation 
measures such as improved transit, can allow growth without gridlock along 
Route 9. Future economic development along parts of the already congested 
Route 128 corridor could lead to traffic increases of more than 50 percent on 128 
and on local streets. In 2010, MAPC will complete a corridor plan with Weston, 
Lincoln, Waltham, Lexington and Burlington calling for establishment of a 
multi-modal transportation center along the Fitchburg commuter rail line, along 
with other steps to increase bus, pedestrian, and bicyclist opportunities. 

To reduce existing and anticipated congestion and safety problems along Route 
495 between Route 290 and the Mass Pike, MAPC and the Central 
Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) worked with area 
communities and local business groups to look at a range of roadway, transit and 
land use options. The report's findings will be the starting point for a more 
detailed follow-up study to identify the specific steps to relieve congestion, to 
improve safety and to manage land use. 

This year, MAPC broke new ground by working with Boston, Brookline, 
Cambridge and Somerville to secure a vendor to establish a regional bike sharing 
network, modeled after a successful system in Montreal. The system is projected 
to have several hundred bike-share stations throughout Boston, Cambridge, 
Somerville, Brookline, and Arlington within the next several years. The goal of 

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the program is to increase mobility options within the Inner Core and to replace 
short automobile trips with biking. MAPC managed the procurement process and 
is helping each city establish contracts with the vendor, The Public Bike System 
Company. Finally, In 2010 MAPC will work with communities along Route 2 to 
better coordinate regional transit service and prepare for the effects of large 
transportation changes along the corridor in the coming years. 

Charting a Course to Regional Prosperity 

MAPC's economic development work is based on a Comprehensive Economic 
Development Strategy, updated annually. This report presents current economic 
trends in a format useful to public officials and community-based organizations. 
It is also an important fundraising tool. In 2009, MAPC leveraged $3.5 million in 
funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help fund new 
research and development space for the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable 
Energy Systems in Cambridge. The Center is dedicated to serving the research 
needs of the sustainable energy industry, helping established industry as well as 
first time entrepreneurs move clean energy technologies from the laboratory to 
the production line. MAPC also collaborated with North Shore InnoVentures, a 
life science business incubator, to locate the new Cleantech InnoVenture Center 
(CIVC) in the heart of Lynn. CIVC specializes in catering to the needs of clean 
energy and clean technology businesses that have already proven the value of 
their new product and are preparing to manufacture. MAPC is supporting the 
innovation economy in Massachusetts by working collaboratively with business- 
driven organizations in every part of the region. Job creation remains the goal. 
What has changed are the tools we use to create jobs: information technology, 
transfer of knowledge, communication systems, and decision support tools that, 
together, harness the creative energy of people from different industry sectors, 
professional backgrounds, and cultures. MAPC is a regional information hub that 
catalogs commonly-held barriers to component parts of the innovation economy 
and facilitates a unified response on how to best mitigate these barriers. 

From Beacon Hill to Capitol Hill 

Making change on Beacon Hill requires dedication to advocacy and coalition- 
building. Under the guidance of our Legislative Committee, MAPC works with 
the Patrick Administration, legislators, and stakeholders of all stripes to advance 
legislation and policies across a diverse set of issues. These issues include 
budgetary appropriations for programs as wide-ranging as the Charles Shannon 
Community Safety Initiative, the District Local Technical Assistance Program, 
and the Census Estimates Program. MAPC advocated successfully for passage of 
numerous bills, from legislation enabling cities and towns to locally opt for meals 
and hotel taxes, to the recently passed reforms of our transportation system. We 
continue efforts to make it easier for cities and towns to regionalize municipal 
services, to improve and better fund the successful Community Preservation Act, 
to create a system to convey and reuse surplus state land in ways that are 



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consistent with smart growth, and to reform health insurance for municipal 
employees. 

MAPC is also increasingly active in Washington, working with the Obama 
Administration and our Congressional delegation to revamp the way 
transportation is funded in America, with an increased emphasis on lowering 
greenhouse gas emissions through a greater emphasis on transit. We are 
collaborating closely with the National Association of Regional Commissions 
and other allies to establish the so-called "sustainable and livable communities" 
program, which will fund the development and implementation of regional plans 
like MetroFuture. 



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NORFOLK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 



To the Citizens of Norfolk County: 

Incorporated in 1793 the County of Norfolk includes twenty-eight cities and 
towns, mostly located to the south and west of Boston. 

Norfolk County is known as the County of Presidents because it is the birthplace 
of four Presidents of the United States: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John 
F. Kennedy and George Herbert Walker Bush. 

County government is responsible for regional services, which include the 
Registry of Deeds, County Agricultural High School, Sheriffs Department, 
County Engineering, Trial Court facilities maintenance, Wollaston Recreational 
Facility and other departments and services. 

The national economic crisis that reached a precipitous stage in the fall of 2008 
affected both private and public sector activity at every level, and Norfolk 
County was no exception. County revenues are directly impacted by the real 
estate and credit markets, which were major centers of the crisis and historic 
adverse conditions. 

The County implemented a range of measures to reduce costs while continuing 
efforts to maintain and improve services. Although at a reduced level, capital 
improvements continued to be made to County facilities. A complete list of 
projects is listed in our County's Annual Report. 

As in past years, we wish to take this opportunity to thank the County's 
department heads and employees, as well as elected officials, both state and 
local, for all their efforts on behalf of Norfolk County and its communities. 

As County Commissioners, we are privileged to serve you. 

Francis W. O'Brien, Chairman 
John M. Gillis 
Peter H. Collins 



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TRI-COUNTY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL 
SCHOOL DISTRICT 

In July, 2009, the School Committee reorganized and selected the following 
officers: Chair, Robert J. Rappa (Franklin), Vice Chair, Louis E. Hoegler 
(Walpole) and Secretary, Jonathan Dowse, (Sherborn). 

The School Committee conducts its regularly scheduled meetings on the third 
Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Conference Room at the school. 
Sub Committee meetings are scheduled as needed. 

Two major evaluations took place during the last school year. 

In the fall, a team of twenty eight evaluators, representing vocational technical 
schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont conducted an on-site 
visit on behalf of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges 
(NEASC) for the purpose of re-accreditation. The visiting team reviewed our 
Self-Study, which had been completed previously, and conducted interviews with 
faculty, administration, students, and staff. Tri-County has been accredited by 
NEASC as a result of this visit and the visiting team was highly complimentary 
in its Decennial Report as proven by the following quote: "The staff, students, 
administration, school committee and community of the Tri-County Regional 
Vocational Technical High School have every reason to be proud of their school. 
The obvious concern and dedication to the needs of each individual student is 
evident in every aspect of the educational program. Resources are maximally 
utilized in providing high quality technical/academic and support programs." 

In the spring of 2009, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 
completed a Mid-cycle Review. This review monitored selected special 
education criteria to determine compliance with special education laws and 
regulations. The process included a review of records, examination of 
documentation, staff interviews, and classroom observations. Tri-County was 
found to be in compliance with all of the criteria monitored through this review. 

In September 2009, Tri-County will begin a new vocational program, 
Construction Craft Laborers. The focus of this program is to train workers in the 
construction field, specifically large scale building projects, such as bridges and 
tunnels. The addition of the Construction Craft Laborers Program will bring to 
seventeen the number of secondary vocational programs offered at Tri-County. 

Graduation 

One hundred ninety nine students graduated in a notable afternoon ceremony on 
June 7, 2009. Superintendent-Director Barbara A. Renzoni, presided over the 
ceremony while Dan Maclean, an officer with the Franklin Police Department 
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than 1,200 guests. Jean Mallon, Director of Guidance, presented scholarships 
and awards totaling $66,500 to deserving seniors. 

Guidance & Special Education Services 

In September 2008, Tri-County welcomed 916 students to the new school year. 
The respective number of students from member towns is as follows: Franklin 
150, Medfield 15, Medway 67, Millis 53, Norfolk 34, North Attleboro 254, 
Plainville 82, Seekonk 56, Sherborn 1, Walpole 69, and Wrentham 81. Also, 54 
students were enrolled from out-of-district towns. 

During the 2008-2009 school year the Guidance Department continued its 
programs to provide information to students, parents, sending schools and district 
communities. The Department provided counseling for students in career 
pathways and post-secondary education. Safe and Drug Free presentations were 
offered to students school-wide. The Guidance Department, with the assistance 
of personnel from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), 
presented programs on college preparation. Tri-County hosted Career Days for 
over 2,500 Grade 8 students from the Regional District. 

Guidance services include the development of a 4-year career plan for students in 
grades 9 through 12. The career plans are reviewed with parents at the annual 
parent-student-guidance counselor conference. College planning is enhanced 
using an electronic planning platform which can be accessed by parents, students, 
and counselors. Additional college planning information is available on the 
school website. 

Academics 

In an effort to ensure that an increasing number of students complete the state 
recommended academic core curriculum, World History has become the required 
senior social studies course, with Psychology and Street Law remaining as 
elective courses. 

Collaboration between the English and Social Studies Departments has yielded 
an opportunity for integration in the senior curriculum (World Literature and 
World History) via an Honors Humanities course. Teachers developed common 
content, projects and ancillary materials; the course runs in three consecutive 
periods, allowing maximum focus. 

With the Spring 2008 MCAS mathematics results indicating a significant 
increase in the percentage of students achieving Proficient or Advanced scores, 
the Math Department introduced a two-part Algebra II course, providing a means 
for all students to finish at least Algebra II by graduation, as an additional means 
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Having received the HSTW (High Schools That Work) Pacesetter designation, 
effective until 201 1, Tri-County has been invited to deliver a presentation on the 
school's implementation of HSTW initiatives at the Atlanta Summer Conference, 
July 7-11, School staff will also offer presentations on Active Algebra and 
Response to Intervention. 

As a means of preparing for the Senior Project, with successful completion of all 
components now a graduation requirement, students in grades 9 and 10 English 
classes complete a documented research paper, as well as a limited shop process 
demonstration in Grade 10, also in English class. Tri-County students continued 
to excel in competitive academic writing and speaking events, capturing four 
local awards, the District Five (Norfolk County) top award, and the second place 
$1500 scholarship in the state Voice of Democracy essay contest. 

The HSTW Curriculum Focus Committee has recommended that, beginning with 
the Class of 2012, all students be required to pass four years of Social Studies. 
The HSTW Site Committee, the administration and the School Committee 
subsequently approved the new requirement. In addition, the Guidance Focus 
Committee proposed that the Library be open for early morning computer use, to 
accommodate students whose at-home Internet access has been limited by 
economic factors. Implementation of this service began in November, 2008. 

With three additional English teachers receiving professional development in AP 
courses, enrollment in AP Literature/Composition for the 2009-2010 school year 
has doubled. In addition, course requests for senior Honors English (besides the 
Humanities course) have been sufficient to resume a separate Honors English 
course in grade 12. Likewise, requests and recommendations for upper level 
senior mathematics courses have sufficed to resume the offering of Pre-Calculus 
and Intro to Calculus in the senior year in addition to AP Calculus, whose 
numbers will also double for the 2009-2010 year. 

In December, 2008, the BioTeach staff observation of classroom projects 
utilizing supplies and equipment from the BioTeach grant yielded more than 
favorable impressions of the science program. As a result, Tri-County should 
anticipate the receipt of the full allowable $1,000 for year two participation in the 
program. 

With a NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) decennial 
accreditation visit scheduled for October 2008, the focus of the Integrated 
Summer Reading assignment centered on the three-fold mission of the school as 
a means of heightening student awareness of the school's mission. After reading 
The Glass Castle students in grades 10-12 were asked to align their responses to 
the book with one or more aspects of the school's mission. Completion of the 
project improved significantly from the previous (initial) year's project in all 
grades. 

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Vocational/Technical Programs 

Students in the Vocational/Technical Programs experienced many successes, 
both school wide, and in their individual career areas. The grade 1 1 students 
from every vocational area participated in the 10-hour OSHA training program in 
March. The training included 2 full days of interactive, specialized instruction in 
construction and general industry health and safety standards. All students passed 
the required exam and received a 10-hour OSHA green card. Also, all students 
in grades 9 through 12 collected best works, both vocational and academic, 
letters of recommendation, awards and certificates, and resumes and cover letters 
to continue building their professional portfolios. Finally, Tri-County students 
again achieved success at the State SkillsUSA Competition. In fact, a student 
from CIS competing in the Computer Programming competition was awarded 3 rd 
place at the National SkillsUSA Competition held in June, a carpentry student 
was awarded 8 th place in Cabinetmaking, and a student in Graphic 
Communications was awarded 19 th place. A student in the post secondary 
Practical Nursing Program was awarded 6 th place in Job Skill Demonstration. 

Successes in Individual Vocational/Technical Areas 

Collision Repair/Auto Technology : Students in the Collision Repair Shop 
continued to serve the needs of the community and the Tri-County School 
District by repairing vehicles under the supervision of their instructors. Auto 
Technology was one of the most popular vocational programs among grade 9 
students this past year. Students in this shop repair, maintain, and service the 
Tri-County school vehicles as well as those of the public sector and residents 
from the Tri-County RVTHS 1 1 town district. Both Collision Repair and Auto 
Technology continue to be ASE Certified from the National Automotive 
Technicians Education Foundation. This nationally recognized certification is 
considered to be the highest achievement known in the Automotive Industry. 

Carpentry : The Carpentry students were busy this past year working on three 
outside projects. The first project was to complete building the Field House at 
Medfield High School. The second project completed by our Carpentry students 
was the construction of a roof training structure for our Photovoltaic PV solar 
panels. The training structure is utilized by both high school students and 
Continuing Education students to prepare for careers in PV solar panel 
installation. The Carpentry students also assisted in the construction of a garage 
located at Tri-County RVTHS. 

Computer Information Systems : Students in our CIS program continued to 
successfully pass certification tests in MOS, IC and A+. Tri-County RVTHS 
became a Prometric Testing Center this past school year. Our students are now 
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Cosmetology : This program continues to engage the largest number of students. 
Students in grades 1 1 and 12 operate a full service salon including hair and nail 
service to members of the Tri-County community. Many senior citizen groups 
enjoy the Cosmetology services offered by these talented students. In fact, on 
two occasions, the students traveled to senior centers to provide nail care services 
to the clients. Students in grade 9 were visited by male cosmetologists during 
their exploratory in order to introduce students to the many career pathways for 
males within the beauty industry. All students who sat for the Massachusetts 
Board of Cosmetology exam passed and are now employed in area salons. 

Culinary Arts : Gerry's Place Restaurant and Bake Shop is open to the public for 
lunch during the school year. The take-out service continues to be a welcome 
addition. Tri-County staff takes advantage of this service, which allows the 
students to experience another aspect of the restaurant industry. Students in the 
Culinary Arts program achieve Serve Safe Certification as well as the standards 
set forth by the American Culinary Foundation. Students began a partnership 
with the Uno Restaurant this past year with a field trip to the local Uno 
Restaurant and several visits from the Uno management team. 

Early Childhood Careers : Both the Preschool Program and Toddler Program 
continue to thrive. The ECC Program is recognized by the National Association 
of Young Children as one offering high quality education and care for young 
children. The ECC Program received a $5000.00 Lowe's Grant in order to create 
a "natural" outdoor playground for the children enrolled in the preschool 
program. Students in the program continue to pursue careers in the education 
field by obtaining positions at local full day private centers immediately upon 
graduation or attending a four year college in order to teach in public schools. 

Electrical : Students in the Electrical Shop gain experience in simulated 
residential and industrial application as well as live work in the Tri-County 
school building. The students in our Electrical Program worked with the Tri- 
County Carpentry students in the Medfield High School field house construction 
by completing the wiring for electricity and lighting. They were also busy wiring 
for our PV solar panel installation training structure and also assisted the 
instructors in connecting the inverter system for the structure. The Electrical 
students were introduced to a unit on photovoltaic PV systems during their 
related instruction. Students are preparing for the State Journeymen license 
examination as they successfully complete both the theoretical and shop aspects 
of the program. 

Electronics : Students in the Electronics Program have received much support 
from a major local computer company this past year through obtaining several 
Cooperative Education positions with the company, which have led to 
employment after graduation. Many of our Electronics students chose to pursue 
higher education in the ever-evolving technology field. 

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Engineering Technology : The Engineering Technology Program is now in its 
fourth year. The first graduating class of engineering students has all been 
accepted to colleges in their pursuit of engineering degrees. In fact one graduate 
will be attending West Point in September. The program continues to enjoy 
Project Lead the Way Certification. Subject matter includes significant course 
work in mathematics, physics, and other sciences. This past year, the Grade 1 1 
engineering students collaborated with both automotive students and Early 
Childhood Careers students in separate integrated projects. 

Facilities Management : Students in the Facilities Program are gaining skill in a 
variety of construction areas. Students may achieve welding certification while 
enrolled in the Facilities Program. Students also gain experience by contributing 
to the maintenance of Tri-County's grounds. Facilities Management students 
fabricated the supports for the safety railings on the PV solar panel installation 
structure at Tri-County this past year. 

Graphic Communications : Students in the Graphic Communications Program 
are gaining experience as they provide design and printing services for Tri- 
County as well as for non-profit organizations in the surrounding communities. 
The students also worked with their teachers this past year to develop a DVD of 
the Tri-County community. State-of-the-art technology in the graphics field is 
used to enable students to pursue many careers upon graduation from Tri-County. 

HVAC&R : Students are trained in all aspects of heating, cooling and ventilation 
of both residential and commercial buildings. Graduates from this shop are well 
prepared for high paying employment and further education. The HVAC 
students installed several split duct air conditioning units in Tri-County this past 
school year. 

Medical Careers : Medical Careers students continue to have 100% success in 
passing the Certified Nursing Assistant state examination at the end of their 
junior year. They also receive Home Health Aide certification at the end of the 
senior year. All students in the program are trained in medical office technology 
skills as well as in basic healthcare knowledge. The skills gained will enable 
them to pursue many health careers upon graduation. 

Plumbing : The Plumbing Program continued to grow this past year. Students 
were trained in the newest technology and plumbing materials and worked on 
projects in the school as well as out in the workforce through the Cooperative 
Education Program. An articulation agreement with the Plumbers and Pipe 
Fitters Local Union 4 will allow Plumbing students an opportunity for advanced 
placement in the apprenticeship training program. 

Dental Assisting : The Dental Assisting Program is now in its second year with 
grades 9 and 10 students practicing the skills necessary for a career in the dental 

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field. Active participation by local representation of the dental field has led to a 
vibrant advisory board and generous support of the Massachusetts Dental 
Society. The students in Dental Assisting created effective teaching 
demonstrations for the preschool children in the Early Childhood program this 
past year. Students are looking forward to beginning their Clinical Practicum in 
their junior year. 

Continuing Education 

The Continuing Education Department at Tri-County offers both day and evening 
courses. The day program includes two Post-secondary programs, Cosmetology 
and Practical Nursing. The entire evening program consists of additional 
Cosmetology and Practical Nursing programs as well as 60 to 70 other course 
offerings. These programs serviced over 1600 students in the 2009 fiscal year. 
While the majority of adults served are from within the school district, we have 
students attending from as far away as Orange, Billerica, Cambridge and New 
Bedford. 

Adult Day Cosmetology : Besides graduating 13 students in 2009, the highlight of 
the program was the receipt of four gold medals at this year's SkillsUSA state 
competition. The Adult Day Cosmetology program is a full-time program that 
follows the high school calendar and runs from September to June. All phases of 
cosmetology are introduced the first half of the year. The student learns 
hairstyling, cutting, permanent waves, coloring, manicuring and skin care. This 
program provides students with the mandated 1,000 hours of schooling and 
prepares them to pass the State Board of Cosmetology's licensing exam. 
Registration for the program begins in the spring and details are available by 
contacting the Continuing Education office at Tri-County. 

Evening Cosmetology : This year we graduated 8 students from the Evening 
Cosmetology program. The program's curriculum mirrors the day program in 
content but is spread out in more sessions due to the limited hours at night. This 
program also provides its students with the 1000 mandated hours and prepares 
the students to pass the licensing exam. This is still a one-year program that 
begins in September and runs until the end of June. Classes are held Monday thru 
Friday evenings from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. 

Adult Day Practical Nursing : Graduating 29 students in 2009 the Practical 
Nursing program continues to flourish. The Nursing program also had a very 
successful year competing in SkillsUSA, receiving one gold, six silver and one 
bronze medals at the state level. This is a full-time day program which follows 
the high school calendar as classes are held from September through June. The 
Practical Nursing program at Tri-County is designed to prepare graduates for the 
National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), 
which tests for entry-level competency. Successful completion of this 
examination permits practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Registration 

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for this program requires that prospective students take the TEAS (Test of 
Essential Academic Skills) exam. The pre-admission tests are administered from 
October to January. Details are available by contacting the Practical Nursing 
office at Tri-County. 

Adult Evening Practical Nursing : The evening Practical Nursing program is a 
part-time, two-year program that is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and 
Thursdays, 4:00-9:30 p.m. After successful completion of the course, the student 
will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN examination for licensure. Successful 
completion of this examination permits practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. 
The program graduated eight students in 2009, the very first graduating class 
from our evening Practical Nursing program, marking another significant 
milestone in Tri-County's history. 

Evening Adult Program : The evening Adult Education program at Tri-County 
consists of approximately 60-70 courses which are offered in the fall and spring 
semesters. Registration for fall courses takes place during August and 
September. Registration for spring courses takes place in January and February. 
Continuing Education course information can be found in brochures available to 
the public via direct mail and local newspapers. The evening program 
information is also included on the Tri-County RVTHS website at 
http://www.tri-county.tc/continuingeducation or by calling the Continuing 
Education office. 

Student Activities 

National Honor Society : The Peter H. Rickard Chapter of Tri-County is 
comprised of 12 seniors and 13 juniors. During the school year 2008-2009, these 
students participated in many fund-raising and community service activities both 
in and out of school. During the school year the National Honor Society was 
involved with "Cradles to Crayons" program in Quincy. They visited the center 
twice and collected items that they delivered in June. 

On May 4, 2009, the National Honor Society hosted a "Leadership Breakfast** 
honoring Tri-County students who have served in various leadership roles, both 
elected and appointed during the school year. The school year ended with the 
organization and presentation of Tri-County's eighteenth Honors Night held in 
the Kenneth Custy Gymnasium. 

SkillsUSA : A national professional organization for career and technical 
students, SkillsUSA provides quality educational experience in leadership, 
teamwork, citizenship and character development programs and activities, as 
well as opportunities for awards, tools, and scholarships through local, district, 
state, national and even international competitions in trade, leadership and 
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Tri-County's sophomores, juniors and seniors participate in the "In House" 
competition over two days in March, competing in their individual vocational 
and technical programs. Tri-County sent 154 students from these competitions to 
the District Competitions. Forty-nine students qualified to advance to the State 
Competitions. At this level, Tri-County received eight Gold, seven Silver and 
ten Bronze. The Gold Medalists participated in the National Competition, 
competing with students from 50 states. One student received a national bronze 
medal. 

Student Government 

Student Advisory Committee : The student body elected seven students to 
membership on the Student Advisory Committee. The principal appointed one of 
these elected members to report student concerns and activities to the Tri-County 
School Committee each month; three students from this group sit on the Tri- 
County School Council; and three serve on the High Schools That Work Site 
Committee. These seven students also serve as ex officio members of the 
Student Council. The student body elected two students to represent Tri-County 
on the State Student Advisory Committee. These students met once a month at 
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School with students from other schools 
in the Central Massachusetts region. 

Class Officers : The sophomore, junior and senior classes elected a President, 
Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer for their respective classes for next year. 
The incoming freshman class elected officers in January after the last 
exploratory. Under supervision of the Class Advisors, officers scheduled, 
organized and conducted monthly after-school meetings to plan activities which 
included the Freshman-Sophomore Semi-Formal, the Junior/Senior Prom, 
sophomore trip to Canobie Lake Park and the Senior Week activities. The class 
officers heard and communicated students' ideas to the Student Advisory 
Committee, and also served as officio members of the Student Council. 

Student Council : Each class elected four representatives to the Student Council. 
These students, along with the class officers and Student Advisory Committee 
members, served as the overall student governing body committed to the 
principle of student government. The group met weekly after school, and 
advised the faculty. The Student Council served as a liaison between the student 
body and the school administration. They provided a means for student 
statement in school affairs. Under the supervision of the Student Council 
Advisors, this group was also accountable for conducting and ensuring fair 
elections for Class Officers, the Student Advisory Committee, and the at-large 
Student Council membership. The Student Council served as leaders for the 
student body, sponsoring and organizing social activities which included 
Freshman Orientation in August, followed by the Friday night activities for the 
Kick-Off Weekend the first week the students returned to school in September. 
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in November and sponsored the many Spirit Week activities. In addition, the 
Student Council planned and coordinated civic, social, fundraising, and 
community service activities and acknowledged administrators and teachers 
throughout the school year. One of their accomplishments was coordinating a 
Blood Drive that successfully collected 50 units of blood, a school record. 

Extra Curricular Activities 

There are 9 extra-curricular activities at Tri-County. These clubs provided 
students with after school opportunities to enjoy, perform and compete. Tri- 
County worked to provide a myriad of opportunities for all students during the 
extended week day and many weekends. 

Summary 

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School is proud to provide a 
quality career education to the residents of its eleven member towns. Tri-County 
students are highly visible in our sending districts in a variety of roles. They 
serve as interns, summer employees, and cooperative education students and 
have completed a number of outside projects within our member communities. 
Each of these experiences assists our students in demonstrating what they have 
learned in their vocational programs. 

Vocational training is only part of our success. Academic preparation is noted 
through the growing number of scholarships acquired from local associations and 
organizations, as well as the increased number of students now attending college 
upon graduation. Tri-County continues to prepare students as good citizens and 
this is witnessed through the actions of individual accomplishment of students 
through the mandated community service graduation requirement, as well as 
community service projects organized through a number of extra-curricular 
organizations. Two major school-wide projects this year were the Annual 
Holiday Gift Drive and a new project, Cradles to Crayons. 

Tri-County is your town's vocational technical school. Our goal is to prepare our 
students to be good citizens who serve their own community. Many of the 
programs offered at Tri-County are available to the public and our service 
programs are open to residents. Our facilities continue to be available to town 
administrators for meeting use. 

Projects for member towns which were completed by Tri-County students 
included: Franklin: construction of display cases and shelving for the Historical 
Society; repair and refinishing of conference tables at the Franklin Public 
Library; printing of corridor passes for Horace Mann Middle School; and 
painting of a trailer for the Police Department. Medfield: building and electrical 
wiring of a press box and printing of business cards and stationery. Medway: 
removal of steel bleachers from the football field. Millis: making blankets for the 
Police Department. Norfolk: printing of emergency response plans for the School 

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Department, and building a shed for the Friends of Norfolk Library. North 
Attleboro: repair of two machines for the Electric Department. Plainville: 
printing of academic planners and notepads for teachers and repair of a Fire 
Department vehicle. Sherborn: building and electrical wiring of a storage shed. 
Walpole: wiring of the Department of Public Works garage. Wrentham: printing 
of various stationery and forms for the Police Department and repair of a police 
vehicle. 

Tri-County students also completed many projects located at Tri-County 
including: Building and electrical wiring of a new storage building; installation 
of new lighting in the Early Childhood Careers Shop and the Boys' Locker 
Room; installation of new split air conditioning units in the Conference Room 
and Technology Center; installation of a new water treatment system for chilled 
water and heating system; installation of a safety drench system in the Auto 
Collisions Shop; construction and electrical wiring of a solar photovoltaic 
training structure; construction of walls in both the HVAC and Electrical Shops; 
and completion of a variety of landscaping projects. 

Tri-County lives by its mission statement, specifically in the charge to prepare 
tomorrow's workforce; to provide a solid academic foundation for further 
education; and to prepare good citizens. Over the past year, this mission 
statement continues to move from words on a page, to action. 



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MEDFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 



REPORT 
FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 2009 



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REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



To the Superintendent of Schools: 

On behalf of the Medfield School Committee, I would like to thank the 
dedicated individuals who make Medfield Public Schools one of the best 
school systems in the commonwealth and the country. U.S. News and World 
Report in collaboration with School Evaluation Services, an affiliate of 
Standard and Poor's, awarded Medfield High School a silver medal in its 
America's Best High Schools project, placing the school in the top 3% of 
21,069 high schools analyzed. Medfield continues to attract new residents and 
maintain property values due in large part to the quality education available 
here. 

As superintendent, Mr. Maguire does a superb job of leading an outstanding 
group of administrators, teachers and support staff in providing our public 
school students with a top notch education. We get reports that Medfield 
students are well prepared for college and find their academic challenges very 
manageable after the rigors of the Medfield High School curriculum. In 
particular, we would like to thank you for fostering a culture that encourages 
open communication, ethical behavior and puts children first. 

Students throughout the school system excel not only in academics, but also 
in drama, music, art, sports and community service. Our students continue to 
make us proud of all that they do to enrich and give back to their community. 
Every year our students do numerous fundraisers and other public service 
projects. 

At Special Town Meeting this June, the budget approved for the operation of 
the Medfield Public Schools from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 was 
$26,239,947. The increase of $110,355 represents a less than /4% increase 
over the prior year's budget. We commend you and your leadership team for 
maintaining our long-standing principal of minimizing any negative impact on 
the students' educational experience during this difficult budgetary process. 

As of FY08 (the most recent year for which data is available), Medfield was 
in the bottom 12% of cities and towns in per pupil spending in the state, with 
per pupil spending more than 20% below the state average. This already lean 
budget made the difficulties of developing the FY 10 budget an even bigger 
challenge than usual. In anticipation, you reduced your FY09 spending and 
made significant reductions in staffing levels and in virtually all non- 
personnel areas of the budget. In addition to these staffing and operational 
reductions, there were increases in existing fees as well as the implementation 
of new fees, notably charging students to park in the school parking lot. 
Unfortunately, the reductions have had an impact on staff members and 



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stressed the organization in other ways. The staffing levels decreased by 
13.04 FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) positions. 

It was remarkable that you were able to maintain reasonable class sizes with 
what amounted to across the board budget reductions. Contractual 
commitments made it necessary to reduce other spending throughout the 
system. We recognize that many people throughout the district had to do 
much more with much less and we appreciate it. 

We are very pleased with the initiative, lead by Director of Finance and 
Operations Charles Kellner, to reduce energy consumption in our school 
buildings. Mr. Kellner also worked with students to increase recycling in the 
schools. Despite budget constraints, you and your staff have continued to 
maintain the school buildings well, focusing capital expenditures on those 
buildings that were not a part of the construction project. 

The school committee continues its effort to improve communication with the 
public by keeping its website (www.medfield.net) up to date. Each year we 
post updates regarding the facilities maintenance projects we have completed, 
school calendars, initiatives throughout the district and information as to how 
the various school related committees function. Perhaps most importantly we 
explain the way the public may participate in the budget process. Detailed 
descriptions of facilities improvements and links to initiatives and other 
happenings at each school may be found at our website. 

We would like to thank the Medfield community for supporting its schools. 
There are numerous community groups, including the Medfield Coalition for 
Public Education, Community School Associations, Music Association and 
Medfield Boosters that contribute to our success by volunteering countless 
hours to enrich the educational experience of our students. We would 
especially like to thank the parents for sending their children to school ready 
to learn and for their involvement in their children's education. New teachers 
to our community are always astounded at the packed Parent Information 
Nights and how dedicated and helpful Medfield parents are. 

The School Committee acknowledges the passing of Susan Pope who honored 
us with her 30-year career as a librarian at the Memorial, Dale Street and most 
recently, Wheelock School. Her passion for children's literature and reading 
inspired her students. Her warmth and energy contributed to our community 
in many ways and she will be missed. 

I would like to thank my fellow school committee members, Tim Bonfatti. 
Carolyn Casey, Debbie Noschese and Susan Ruzzo for volunteering their time 
and expertise to the Town of Medfield in this important public service role. 



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As a result of all the efforts of the entire community, Medfield enjoys an 
outstanding school system. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Susan Cotter, Chair 
Medfield School Committee 



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MEDFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

Enrollment Figures 
As of October 1,2009 

Memorial School 

Kindergarten: 204 

Grade 1: 190 

Ralph Wheelock School 

Grade 2: 208 

Grade 3: 224 

Dale Street School 

Grade 4: 234 

Grade 5: 250 

Thomas A. Blake Middle School 

Grade 6: 262 

Grade 7 221 

Grade 8: 256 

Amos Clark Kingsbury High School 

Grade 9: 243 

Grade 10: 231 

Grade 11: 235 

Grade 12: 212 

TOTAL: 2,970 



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REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

To the Citizens of Medfield: 

I am pleased to submit the annual report for the Medfield Public Schools for the 
year 2009. 

The appropriated budget for FY2010 was $26,239,947. This figure represents an 
increase of 0.42% over the FY2009 appropriation. The downturn in the national 
and state economies created significant issues for the development of local 
budgets this past year. After the Annual Town Meeting in June we were informed 
of additional reductions in local aid from the state. This required additional 
reductions in the school budget at a Special Town Meeting in September. In the 
month of October the school department instituted a funding freeze for all non- 
essential purchasing in anticipation of additional mid-year reductions in local aid. 

The October 1, 2009 enrollment was 2970 students. The enrollment by school 
was: Memorial School - 394, Wheelock School - 432, Dale Street School - 484, 
Blake Middle School - 739 and High School - 921. 

During 2009 we continued to focus on the improvement of academic programs. 
Of note was the continued development of a partnership between the Medfield 
Public Schools and the Bengbu Middle School #6 located in the Anhui Province 
of China. In February, Principal Chen Yuan Gui visited Medfield and was 
welcomed by the community. Principal Chen was hosted by a Medfield family 
and had the opportunity to attend activities at all of our schools. In April, 
Superintendent Maguire paid a visit to the city of Bengbu and had the 
opportunity to experience the Chinese educational system. In the fall an exchange 
of teachers occurred with Medfield High School teacher Richard DeSorgher 
traveling to Bengbu and two Chinese teachers arrived in Medfield for a six week 
period. The teachers were hosted by local families in each respective community 
and had the opportunity to create and present lessons for students. The expenses 
for these programs were privately funded and I would like to publicly 
acknowledge the support we received from the Medfield Coalition for Public 
Education and the school CSA's in making this exciting program possible. 

We continue to find that students are progressing well academically based on 
performance data. The MCAS scores for our students continue to exceed the 
average scores of communities in Massachusetts. This is positive news because 
Massachusetts continues to be recognized nationally as the highest performing 
state in the country based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress 
testing program. In both 2005 and 2007 the students in Massachusetts ranked 
first in the nation in both reading and mathematics. In addition, a new study of 
international importance called the Trends in International Mathematics and 

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Science Study ranked Massachusetts students amongst the highest performing in 
the world. Our community, parents, students and teachers all contribute to this 
continued academic success. 

In closing, I would like to express my appreciation to all of the citizens of 
Medfield for their strong support of our educational programs. I would also like 
to extend my appreciation to all of the teachers, parents, support staff, 
administrators, school committee members and volunteers who continue to 
actively support our educational mission. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert C. Maguire 
Superintendent of Schools 



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MEDFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 



STAFF DIRECTORY 



****** 



Year Ending 12/31/09 



CENTRAL OFFICE 



Maguire, Robert, BA,MEd 
Kellner, Charles,BA,MBA 
Leader, Kathleen 
Bennotti, Beverly 
Davidson, Sandra 
Floser, Anna 
Kavanaugh, Mary 
Shufro, Pamela, BA,MA,EdD 
Sullivan, Colleen 



Superintendent of Schools 
Director/ Finance & Operations 
Administrative Assistant to Superintendent 
Secretary to the Superintendent 
Accounts Payable/Bookkeeper 
Secretary to Dir/Finance & Operations 

Payroll Administrator 
Director, Curriculum & Assessment 
Mail Transfer 



112 



MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education Appointment 


Noble, Judith 


Interim Principal 


BS, University of NH 

MEd, Worcester State College 


1974 


Sperling, Jeffrey 


Dn/Students 


BS, Bridgewater State College 
MA, Lesley University 
MEd, Endicott College 


2005 


Nunes, Kathleen 


Dn/Academics 


BA, Framingham State College 
MA. Boston College 


2001 






Med Admin, University of MA, Boston 


Ingram, Maryjean 


Secretary 




1999 


Boyer, Laura 


Secretary 




2000 


Deady, Margie 


Secretary 




2007 


Alland, Emily 


Social Studies 


BA, Western New England College 
MAT, Simmons College 


2007 


Ballou, Katherine 


Science 


BS, Stonehill College 
MS, Boston College 
MEd, Endicott College 


2004 


Batts, Maura 


For Lang 


BA, Middlebury College 

MEd, University of Massachusetts 


1993 


Berry, Orla 


Science 


BS,USG,MEd, University of 
Massachusetts,Boston 


2004 


Blessington, Patricia 


Business 


BS, California State,Long Beach 
MA, Cambridge College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1998 


Blum, Cynthia 


Science 


AA, Hartford College 

BS, MAT, Simmons College 


2008 


Boardman, Stephen 


Science 


BS, University of Connecticut 


2008 


Brown, Sarah 


English 


BA, Syracuse University 
MAT, Simmons College 


2009 


Bruemmer, Paul 


Foreign Lang 


BA, St. Mary's University of MN 
MA, University of St. Thomas 


2001 


Burr, Wendy 


Mathematics 


BS, University of Mass/ Amherst 


2007 


Cambridge, Jeff 


Wellness 


BS, Bridgewater State College 


2007 


Chamberlain, Madeline 


English 


BA, McGill University 
MAT, Tufts University 


2008 


Cousens, James 


Art 


BFA, University of Massachusetts, 

Dartmouth 
MEd, Fitchburg State College 


2006 


Coutinho, Paul 


Wellness 


BS, Southern Connecticut State 

University 
MS, Northeastern University 


2002 


Cowell, Susan 


Wellness 


BS, Springfield College 


1984 




FamilyConSci 


MEd, Cambridge College 




Coyle, Adam 


Social Studies 


BA, George Washington University 


2006 


Curran, Jane 


Library/TEC Assistant 


2004 


Cushing, Gerald 


Science 


BS, Lowell Technological Institute 


2006 



MS, Lehigh University 



113 



Name 


Position 


Education Appointment 


DeSorgher, Richard 


Social Studies 


BA, University of Mass, Amherst 
MA, University of Mass, Boston 


1976 


DeVita, William 


Mathematics 


BA, North Adams State College 
MA, Clark University 


2009 


Drew, Meghan 


Art 


BA, Sacred Heart University 
MFA, Boston University 


2003 


Duffy, Gail 


English 


BA, Stonehill College 

MAT, Bridgewater State College 

MSPC, Clark University 


2001 


Dunn, Jonathan 


Mathematics 


BA, James Madison University 


2004 


Durdel, Jessica 


Social Studies 


BA, Siena College 
MS, College of St. Rose 


2007 


Emerson, Kathleen 


Social Studies 


BA, Providence College 
MAT, Simmons College 


2001 


Fantelli, Lynn 


Science 


BS, University of Mass, Dartmouth 
MEd, Northeastern University 


2006 


Faoro, Jessica 


English(LOA) 


BA, University of New Hampshire 
MA, University of Mass,Boston 


2003 


Flanagan, Jacqueline 


Math 


BS, Boston University 
MS, Suffolk University 


1997 


Gait, Luanne 


Mathematics 


BA, Boston College 
MA, Cambridge College 


1999 


Garcia-Rangel, Mary 


English 


BA, University of MA, Boston 
MAT, Tufts University 


2000 


Gliniewicz, Charles 


Science 


BS, Mass. Institute of Technology 
MAT, Bridgewater State College 


2008 


Goodrow-Trach, Monique 


Foreign Lang 


BA,SUNY/Binghamton 
MST,SUNY/Plattsburg 


2004 


Hardy, Adele 


Consumer & 
Family Science 


BS, Framingham State College 


1981 


Hutsick, Maria 


Wellness, Ath 


BS, Ithaca College 


2007 




Trainer 


MS, Indiana University 




Irwin, Ross 


Mathematics 


BEd, Leeds University, England 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1992 


Jones, Katherine 


Art 


BFA, Massachusetts College of Art 
MEd, Framingham State College 


2003 


Kincaid, Garland 


Social Studies 


BA, University of Colorado 
MT, SUNY, Potsdam 


2007 


Kinch, Terry 


Science Tech/ 
Computers 


BS, SUNY at Brockport 


1994 


Kirby, Jonathan 


Wellness/AD 


BS, University of Bridgeport 
MS, Cambridge College 


1977 


Kraemer, Michael 


Mathematics 


BA, College of the Holy Cross 
MAT, Bridgewater State College 
MME, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 


1993 


Kramer, David 


Mathematics 


BS, BA, Georgetown University 
JD, Boston College Law School 


2004 


Kryzanek, Carol 


Science 


BA, Bridgewater State College 


1988 



MA, University of Massachusetts 



114 



Medfield 



Name 


Position 


Education Appointment 


Leaver, Kevin 


Foreign Lang 


BA, Bridgewater State College 


2009 


Lohan, Melinda 


Social Studies 


BA, University of Massachusetts 
MA, University of Massachusetts 


2006 


Lyon, Diane 


Mathematics 


BS, University of Massachusetts 
MEd, University of Mass/Lowell 


2006 


Mandosa, Frank 


English 


BA, St. Anselm College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


2002 


McCrossan, Kathleen 


Library Assistant 




2005 


McDermott, Janet 


English 


BA, Regis College 
MAT, Boston College 


1971 


McNitt, Susan 


Writing Center 


BA, SUNY at Fredonia 
MAT, Boston University 


2009 


Mercadante, Stefanie 


Foreign Lang 


BA, Bridgewater State College 


2008 


Morin, Donna 


Foreign Lang 


BA, College of New Rochelle 


2003 


Morin, Thomas 


Social Studies 


BA, Colgate University 


2005 


Motley, Nancy 


Library Assistant 




2006 


Nickerson, Mark 


Social Studies 


BA, Gettysburg College 

MEd, Framingham State College 


1995 


Olsen, Douglas 


Dir of Music 


BAMusic, University of Massachusetts 1993 






Masters, New England Conservatory 




Panciocco, John 


Soc StudiesJV 


BS, University of Maine 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1998 


Penn, Mark 


Social Studies 


BA, Mt. Ida College 
MEd, Harvard University 


2001 


Pratt, Suzanne 


Science 


BS, University of Massachusetts 


1971 






MS, Central Connecticut State College 


Renaud, Karen 


Wellness 


BA, Rhode Island State College 
MEd, Fitchburg State College 


2008 


Rodenhi, Sarah 


Foreign Lang 


BA, Bowdein College 
Masters, Middlebury College 


2000 


Sabra, Ann Marie 


English 


BA, Worcester State College 
MEd, Framingham State College 


1995 


Safer, Jessica 


Mathematics 


BA, Assumption College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


2002 


Salka, Martin 


Permanent Substitute/Lunchroom Assistant 


2002 


Sancher, Bethan 


English 


BA, Brigham Young University 


2007 


Sawtelle, Gwynne 


English 


BA, Dickinson College 
MAT, Simmons College 


2007 


Schmidt, Joanne 


Librarian 


BS, Framingham State College 
MLS, Simmons College 
MA, Emerson College 


2000 


Schultheis, Steve 


Science 


BA, Williams College 
MS, Long Island University 


2008 


Seri, Leora 


For Lang(LOA) 


BA, Bates College 


2006 


Shapiro, Richard 


Science 


BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
MS, Northeastern University 


1981 


Shiff, Mary 


Art 


BFA, Massachusetts College of Art 


1996 


Sleboda, Lisa 


Library Assistant 




2008 



115 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Stockbridge, Gary 


Social Studies 


BA, Framingham State 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1970 


Tasi, Tracy 


Foreign Lang 


BA, Boston College 


2002 


Toubman, Ellen 


Foreign Lang 


BA, Connecticut College 
MEd, Harvard University 


2002 


Trombly, Jenna 


Science 


BS, University of Massachusetts 


2007 


Walsh, Jeannie 


Library Assistant 




2008 


Whitmore, Miranda 


English 


BA, Williams College 
MEd, Harvard University 


2004 


Wiese, Elizabeth 


English 


BA, University of Kentucky 
MAT, Boston University 


2006 


Woods, Jane 


Mathematics 


BA, MAT Bridgewater State College 1 996 


Woods, Thomas 


Soc Studies/ Art 


BA, Stonehill College 


2009 


Wren-Burgess, Bonnie 


English 


BA, Boston University 


2003 



MAT, Simmons College 



116 



THOMAS A. BLAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL 



Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Parga, Robert 


Principal 


Vaughn, Nathaniel 


Dean of 




Students 


McHugh, Elizabeth 


Secretary 


Skerry, Sharon 


Secretary 


O'Shaughnessy, Andrea 


Secretary 


Adams, Kathryn 


Library Assistant 


Ayers, Sandra 


English 


Brackett, Kenneth 


Physical 




Education 


Bradley, Laura 


Reading 


Buckham, Eileen 


Foreign 




Language 


Caprio, Kathleen 


English 


Carnes, Erin 


Mathematics 


Cohen, Wendy 


Science 


Dalpe, Cynthia 


Foreign 




Language 


Delaney, Christina 


Art 


Dengos, Kelly 


Science 


Dexter, Ryan 


Music/Band 


Doolan, Constance 


Mathematics 


Farroba, Joseph 


Health/PE 


Gagne, Ian 


English 


Gantos, Alex 


Science 


Gavaghan, Brian 


English 


Gibbs, Michael 


Science 


Gonzalez, Heather 


Foreign 




Language 


Gow, Michael 


Social Studies 



BA, California State University 
MEd, Azusa Pacific University 
CAGS, Salem State College 
BA, Trinity College 
MEd, Lesley College 
MOM, Endicott College 



BS, MEd, Boston State College 
BS,Westfield State 

BS, MEd, Bridgewater State 
MEd, Salem State College 
BA,MAT, Boston University 

BS, MS, Southern Connecticut 

State University 
BS, Northeastern University 
BS, Simmons College 
BA, Worcester State College 
MEd, Cambridge College 
BFA, Massachusetts College of 
BA,MA, Marist College 
Bachelor of Music, University 

of Massachusetts 
MA, Framingham State College 
BS, Bradley University 
MEd, Cambridge College 
BS, Boston State College 
MEd, Cambridge College 
BS, Boston University 
MFA. National University 
BFA, Tufts University 
MAT, Simmons College 
BA, St. Anselm College 
BS. Worcester Polytechnic 

Institute 
BA, Oberlin College 



BS, University of Wisconsin 
MAT, Bridgewater State College 



2007 



1998 



1998 
2001 
2006 
2008 
1995 
1997 

2007 

2006 

2007 

2007 
1988 
1986 

Art 2005 
2005 
2000 



2004 

1978 

2000 

2006 

2007 
2007 

2004 

2001 



117 







Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education Appointment 


Graseck, Elise 


English 


BS, Lesley University 


2008 


Guarino, Veronique 


Foreign 
Language 


B A, University of Mass/ Amherst 


2004 


Guditis, Steve 


Social Studies 


BA, Hamilton College 
MEd, Harvard Graduate School 
of Education 


2002 


Gumas, Marissa 


Mathematics 


BA, Arcadia University 
MEd, Lesley University 


2001 


Haycock, Jonathan 


Librarian 


BS, MEd, Boston University 


1998 


Heim, Jason 


Science 


BS, SUNY, Albany 
MAT, Simmons College 


2002 


Heim, Marjorie 


Science 


B A,MEd, University of MA 


2006 


Hellerstein, Seth 


Social Studies 


BA, Beloit College 
MA, University of VT 
CAS, Trinity College, VT 


1999 


Ibrahim, Susan 


Foreign 


BS, Boston University 


2001 




Language 


MEd,Boston College 
MEd, Endicott College 




Jalkut, Maryann 


Rdng/ 
Social Studies 


BS, Framingham State College 


1987 


Kirby, Ann 


Mathematics 


BA, MEd, Boston College 


2003 


Kirby, Kristen 


English 


BA, James Madison University 


2009 


Lombardi, Patricia 


Mathematics 


BA, St. Mary's College 

MS, University of Notre Dame 


1994 


Manning, Deborah 


Social Studies 


BA, Hamilton College 
MEd, Lesley University 


2002 


Manning, Kristin 


Foreign 


BA, University of Vermont 


2003 




Language 


MAT, Quinnipiac College 




McConnell, Ellen 


English 


BA, Marymount College 
MA, Northeastern University 


1992 


McLaughlin, Nancy 


Mathematics 


BS, Valparaiso University 
MS, Simmons College 


2009 


Meaney, Donna 


Technology Assistant 


1993 


Millard, Matthew 


Mathematics 


BS, Gordon College 


2005 


Moran, Jill 


Music 


BS, University of Connecticut 


2007 


Muscatell, Gina 


Science 


BS, Worcester State College 


2007 


Nixon, Sarah 


Library Assistant 


2006 


O'Corcora, Eoin 


Information Technology Administrator 


2008 


O'Neil, Joyce 


Physical 
Education 


BS, University of Wisconsin 


1993 


Porter-Fahey, Loretta 


Health 


BS, University of Maine 


1980 




Education 


MS, Cambridge College 




Rhyther, Melissa 


Mathematics 


BS, Bowling Green State 

University 
MA, Ashland University 


2009 



118 







Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education Appointment 


Russell, Ellen 


Technology Assistant 


2001 


Silva, Judith 


Science 


BA, University of Rhode Island 


2006 


Sperling, Keri 


Mathematics 


BA, Bridgewater State College 
MEd, Lesley University 
MEd, Lesley University 


2000 


Sullivan, John 


Social Studies 


BS,MA, Northeastern University 


2004 


Sullivan, Wendy 


Technology Assistant 


2002 


Taliaferro, Travis 


Social Studies 


BA,MEd, Plymouth State College 


2001 


Tasker, Geraldine 


Social Studies 


BA, Our Lady of the Elms College 
MEd, Lesley College 


1986 


Tatarka, Nicholas 


Orchestra 


Bachelor of Music, Boston 
University 


2006 


Walker, Doris 


English 


B A, University of Maine 
MAT, Bridgewater State College 


1987 


Winter, Erin 


English 


BA, Framingham State 


2007 


Wroten, Theresa 


Music/Chorus 


Bachelor of Music 
Boston Conservatory 


2000 


Zaia, Diane 


Mathematics 


AS, Westbrook College 
BS, Northeastern University 
MS, University of Rhode Island 


1995 



119 



DALE STREET SCHOOL 



Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Cave, Kim 

Moon, Martha 
Englehardt, Nancy 
Belmont, Katherine 

Burnham, Elizabeth 

Callahan, Christina 
2008 

Carey, Pauline 

Cowell, Kerry 

Crable, Heidi 

Curran, Kathleen 

Dauphinee, Christian 

DeChristoforo, Denise 

Deveno, Nancy 

Douglas, Michael 

Farioli, Shannon 
Flynn, Suzanne 

Fromen, Deborah 
Hayes, Margot 
Kosmo, Kathryn 

Kristof, Ann 
Lowerre, Julie 
Mason, Michael 

McKechnie, Claire 

McNeil, Laurie 

Nawrocki, Mairi 



Principal 

Secretary 
Secretary 
Grade 4 

Grade 4 

Reading 



BS, Framingham State 

MEd, University of New England 



BS, Framingham State College 
MEd, Cambridge College 
BA, University of Maine 
MAT, Simmons College 

BA, Stonehill College 



1987 

1992 
1997 
1971 

1999 



Specialist MEd, Bridgewater State College 

Health BS, Springfield College 

MEd, Cambridge College 
Grade 5 BA, Bridgewater State College 

MA, University of Mass/Boston 
Grade 4 BS, University of Maine 

MEd, Cambridge College 
Grade 5 BS, University of Mass/ Amherst 

MBA, Northeastern University 
Grade 4 Associate, Dean College 

Bachelors, Assumption College 
Grade 5 BA, University of Massachusetts 

MEd, Lesley University 
Art BS AE, Mass. College of Art 

MSAE,Mass. College of Art 
Grade 4 BS, Stonehill College 

MEd, Cambridge College 
Grade 5 BS, MEd, Northeastern University 

Grade 4 BA, Merrimack College 

MEd, Framingham State College 
Technology Assistant 



1992 

2002 

1994 

2000 

2007 

2008 

1993 

1995 

2003 
2006 



2001 
2007 
2008 



Grade 4 BA, Bridgewater State College 

Grade 5 BS, Salem State College 

MAT, Regis College 
Grade 4 BS, Framingham State College 1974 

Grade 5 BS, Indiana State University 2004 

Grade 5 BS, Northeastern University 1989 

MEd, Bridgewater State University 
Grade 5 BA, Boston College 1 977 

MEd, Cambridge College 
Math Intervention AS, Massasoit College 2008 

Specialist BS/BA , Northeastern University 

Physical Education BS, Boston University 2001 



120 



Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Nelson, Laura 

Olson, Janice 

O'Rourke, Joanne 
Oxholm, Barbara 

Pendleton, Anne 

Pope, William 

Rudnick, Barbara 
Sager, Bethany 

Scharlacken, Darla 

Smith, Noreen 
Thornton, Maria 
Walunas, Kathy 

White, Joseph 

Woodman, Susan 



Grade 5 



Grade 4 



B A, University of Massachusetts 
MEd, Cambridge College 
BS, Boston State College 
MEd, Cambridge College 

Lunchroom Assistant 

Music 



BM, University of Lowell 

MM, New England Conservatory 
Reading BS, University of Southern Maine 

MEd, University of Lowell 
Phys Education Associate, Dean College 

BS, Springfield College 
Lunchroom Assistant 
Grade 5 BA, Mount Holyoke College 

MEd, Framingham State College 
Library Media BA, Texas A & M University 

MEd, Bridgewater State College 

MLIS, University of Rhode Island 
Teacher Assistant 
Library Assistant 
Grade 5 

Grade 5 

Grade 5 



BA, Boston College 
MEd, Cambridge College 
BS, Northeastern University 
MEd, University of Massachusetts 
BA, Boston University 



1972 

1973 

2005 
1999 

1995 

1977 

2008 
1996 

2009 



2008 
2004 
1991 

1992 

1993 



121 



RALPH WHEELOCK SCHOOL 







Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education Appointment 


Allen, Patricia 


Principal 


BS, Westfield State College 
MA, Wheelock College 
CAGS, Emmanuel College 


2004 


Naughton, Karen 


Secretary 




1985 


Monahan, Luanne 


Secretary 




2002 


Appleyard, Cynthia 


Grade 2 


BA, University of Vermont 
MA, Lesley University 


2005 


Balardini, Stacey 


Grade 2 


BA, Providence College 
MS, Wheelock College 


2006 


Callahan, Jamee 


Lit/SS 


BS,MEd,Framingham State 


2008 




Coordinator K-5 




Carey, Ann 


Grade 2 


BSEd, Framingham State College 


1971 


Dowd, Emily 


Grade 3 


BS, Plymouth State University 


2006 


Duffy, Jean 


Reading 


BS, Boston College 
MEd, Rutgers University 


2006 






CAGS, Bridgewater State University 


Feig, Maureen 


Grade 2 


BA, Fairfield University 
MAT, Regis College 


2008 


Fine, Madeline 


Art 


BA, University of Massachusetts 


2001 






MSAE, Mass College of Art & Design 


Frewald, Dorothy 


Technology 


Assistant 


1993 


Garr, Emily 


Librarian 


BA, Holy Cross College 
MA,University of Mass/Boston 


2009 


Grant, Ann 


Grade 2 


B A, University of Massachusetts 


1993 


Harlow, Kathleen 


Grade 3 


BS, Stonehill College 
MS, Wheelock College 


2001 


Hevey, Sarah 


Grade 3 


BA, Merrimack College 
MEd, Lesley University 


2007 


Interrante, Janice 


Grade 3 


BA, Marywood University 


1986 


Kuehl, James 


Grade 3 


B A, University of Arizona 
MA, Simmons College 


1997 


Laliberte, Kayla 


Grade 2 


B A, University of Massachusetts 
MEd, Lesley University 


2008 


Leonard, Joan 


Grade 2 


BA, Boston College 
MEd, Lesley University 


2002 


Lynn, Rachel 


Grade 3 


BS, North Adams State College 


1997 






M,SpecEd, Framingham State College 


McElhenny, Caren 


Lib/Mathematics Assistant 


2006 


Morris, Regina 


Grade 2 


BS, MEd, Framingham State 


1976 


Murphy, Sarah 


Grade 2 


BS, Framingham State College 
MEd, Framingham State 


2006 


Myers, Judith 


Reading 


BA, Clark University 


1998 



MS, Long Island University 



122 







Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education Appointment 


Newto, Debra 


Grade 3 


BA, MEd, University of New 
Hampshire 


1996 


Nunziato, Grace 


Lunchroom Assistant 


2009 


Osborn, Jennifer 


Grade 2 


BA, Roger Williams University 


2007 


Parmenter, Dorothy 


Music 


BA, Marymount College 
MEd, Lesley College 


1978 


Sheehan, Nicole 


Grade 3 


BSEd,Bridgewater State College 
MSEd, Wheelock College 


1994 


Slason, Michael 


Physical Educ/ 
Health 


BS, New Mexico Highlands Univ. 


1986 


Stevens, Nicholas 


Physical Educ/ 
Health 


BS, Springfield College 


1995 




MEd, Cambridge College 




Trikoulis, Deborah 


Grade 3 


BA, MAT, Quinnipiac University 


2006 


Watson, Erin 


Grade 3 


BA, University of New Hampshire 1995 






MEd, Lesley College 





123 



MEMORIAL SCHOOL 







I 


Vledfield 


Name 


Position 


Education Appointment 


Trasher, Andrea 


Principal 


BSBusAdmin, Northeastern 

University 
MEd, Bridgewater State College 


1994 






Administrator Certification, Northeastern 






University 




Driscoll, Marcia 


Secretary 




1989 


Policella, Lynn 


Secretary 




1998 


Colantoni, Juliana 


Grade 1 


BS, Wheelock College 
MEd, Lesley University 


1991 


Cooney, Susan 


Reading 


BA, Tufts University 
MA, Simmons College 
MS, Wheelock College 


2001 


Crowell, Deirdre 


Teacher Assistant 


2004 


DiMarzo, Barbara 


Grade 1 


BS, Boston State College 
MA, Lesley College 


1990 


Elrick, Stefanie 


Grade 1 


BA, Assumption College 
MA, Simmons College 


2003 


Estes, Kimberly 


Teacher Assistant 


2001 


Grace, Herbert 


Physical 


BS, Keene State College 


1992 




Education 


MA, Cambridge College 




Grace, Paula 


Kindergarten 


BS, Westfield State College 
MEd, Lesley College 


2007 


Graham, Karen 


Physical 
Education 


BS, Boston University 


1989 


Green, Susan 


Kindergarten 


BA, University of Massachusetts 


1991 


Groden, Randie 


Librarian 


BA, University of Maryland 
MLS, Rutgers University 


2001 


Guilbert, Alison 


Kindergarten 


BS, University of VT 2001 
MEd, Lesley University 




Hedberg, Marie 


Kindergarten 


BA, Boston College 
MEd, Lesley College 


1999 


Herring, Heather 


Grade 1 


BA, Assumption College 
MA, Lesley University 


2001 


Johnson, Janet 


Teacher Assistant 


2007 


Jones, Deborah 


Teacher Assistant 


1999 


Kirk, Laura 


Teacher Assistant 


2008 


Knott, Donna 


Library Assistant 


2009 


McAvoy, Susan 


Kindergarten 


BS, MA, Framingham State 
College 


2000 


McDonald, Kristen 


Teacher Assistant 


2009 


McNicholas, Maura 


Teacher Assistant 


1998 


Mulock, Louise 


Teacher Assistant 


2000 



124 



Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Nicholson, Margaret 



Nickerson, Jeninne 
O'Brien, Teri 



O'Connor, Annie 

O'Connor-Fischer 
Oppel, Heidi 
Paget, Christine 

Pendergast, Marie 



Pollock, Allison 

Ravinski, Kathleen 

Reardon, Suzanne 
Ruggiero, David 

Singer, Laura 

Smith, Mariann 



Grade 1 



Kindergarten 
Instructional 
Technology 



Art 

Teacher Assistant 
Teacher Assistant 
Grade 1 

Grade 1 



BA, Newton College of the 

Sacred Heart 
MEd, Lesley College 
BS, Bridgewater State 
BA, National College of the 

Sacred Heart 
MEd, Northeastern University 
MEEdS, Simmons College 
BFA, Massachusetts College of 

Art and Design 



Grade 1 



Grade 1 



Reading Assistant 
Music 

Reading 



Health 



BS, Framingham State College 

MEd, Lesley University 

BA, University of Mass/Boston 

MEd, University of Mass/Boston 

MSpEd,Framingham State College 

B A, University of Vermont 

MEd, Lesley College 

BA, Wheaton College 

MAT, Simmons College 

t 

BS, Bryant College 

MEd, Lesley University 

BS, St. Bonaventure University 

MS, University of Bridgeport 

BS, Bridgewater State College 

MA, Framingham State 



1978 



1998 
1984 



2009 

2003 
1998 
1990 

1998 



1992 

2001 

2002 
2002 

1990 

2008 



125 



PUPIL SERVICES 



Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



McArdle, Kathleen 



Lowd, Diane 
Mitchell, Kim 
Birkett, Janet 
Moores, Andrea 
Allen, June 
Allen, Tracy 

Andrews, Gillian 
Anelauskas, Mary 
Bernard, Michele 
Biedrzycki, Kathleen 
Bochicchio, Kara 
Bockhorst, Kathleen 

Bosh, Maryellen 

Braverman, Nancy 
Brown, Judith 
Callan, Knar 
Chen, Joy 

Chlebda, Kanee 
Collins, Kate 
Connelly, Janet 
Connor, Donna 
Corey, Suzanne 
DaCosta, David 
DeGeorge, Sally 

Domeshek, Carol Ann 
Dunn, Jean 
Foley, Marie 



Frauenberger, Gretchen 
Frazier, Kimberly 
Fuglestad, Joanne 
Giammarco, Nancy 



Director 



1995 



BS, Fitchburg State College 

MS, Simmons College 

MBA, Boston University 

Secretary 1998 

Secretary 2000 

Secretary 2000 

Secretary 2004 

Teacher Assistant 2008 

Guidance BA, Vassar College 2004 

MA, Boston College 

Teacher Assistant 2007 

Teacher Assistant 1998 

Teacher Assistant 2008 

Teacher Assistant 2006 

Teacher Assistant 2009 

Guidance BA, Bates College 2004 

MA, Boston College 

Psychologist BA, St. Anselm College 1998 

MA, Tufts University 

Teacher Assistant 2004 

Teacher Assistant 1992 

Teacher Assistant 2007 

Occupational Therapist BA, Oberlin College 1994 

MS, Boston University 

Teacher Assistant 2006 

Teacher Assistant 2007 

Nurse BSN, St. Anselm College 2006 

Teacher Assistant 2007 

Teacher Assistant 2005 

Teacher Assistant 2007 

Integrated BS,SUNY/Genesco 2004 

Preschool MSEd, Boston College 

Teacher Assistant 2007 

Teacher Assistant 2000 

Guidance BS, Curry College 2005 

MEd, University of Massachusetts, 
Endicort College 

CAGS, University of Mass,Boston 
School Physician 

Teacher Assistant 2007 

Teacher Assistant 1 999 
Inclusion BA,MEd, CAGS, University of 2009 
Coordinator Massachusetts/Boston 



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Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Gordon, Beverly 


Learning, 


Pottsdam State University 




Specialist 


MSEd, The College of St. Rose 


Graham, Patricia 


Teacher Assistant 


Gross, Susan 


Learning 


BA, Colgate University 




Specialist 


MEd, Framingham State College 


Guglietta, Maureen 


Teacher Assistant 


Heafitz, Michael 


Learning 


Connecticut College 




cialist 


MEd, Boston College 


Imbrogna, Ann 


Integrated 


BS, North Adams State College 




Kindergartem 


MEd, Bridgewater State College 


Jacomme, Cori 


Psychology 


BS, University of Washington 
MS, University of Rhode Island 


Johnson, Susan 


Learning 


BA Northwestern University 




Specialist 


MEd, Boston University 
JD, Suffolk University 


Kanter, Dorrie 


Teacher Assistant 


Karg, Cynthia 


Teacher Assistant 


Kendall, John 


Teacher Assistant 


Keteltas, Linda 


Learning 


B A, University of Massachusetts 




Specialist 


MEd, Cambridge College 


Kevorkian, Eric 


Teacher Assistant 


Krah, Kerrie 


Speech/ 


BS, Marquette University 




Language 


Master of Arts, Hofstra University 


Laliberte, Kayla 


Learning 


B A, University of Mass/ Amherst 




Specialist 


MEd, Lesley University 


Lavelle, Patricia 


Speech/ 


BA Marywood College 




Language 


MEd, Northeastern University 


Lodge, Anne 


Guidance 


BA, College of the Holy Cross 
MEd, Boston University 


Maalouf, Raymonde 


Teacher Assistant 


Mandosa, Heather 


Guidance 


BA, St. Anslem College 
MEd, Cambridge College 
CAGS, Boston University 


Magilligan, Kathryn 


Teacher Assistant 


Marenghi, Matthew 


Guidance 


BA, University of Massachusetts/ 

Lowell 
MEd, Boston University 


McClure, Barbara 


Learning 


AS,BS, Fashion Institute of Tech 




Specialist 


MA, Simmons College 


Mercier, Megan 


Out of District 


BS, SUNY, Brockport 




Coord 


MEd, University of New England 



1993 

2008 
003 

1987 
2007 

2005 

2005 

2002 



2008 
2006 
2008 
2007 

2008 
2000 

2008 

1994 

2007 

1998 
2001 



2009 
2002 



2008 



2009 



127 







Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education Appointment 


Muir, Connie 


Teacher Assistant 


1992 


Mullen, Patricia 


Learning 


BA, Stonehill College 


2001 




Specialist 


MEd, Framingham State College 
CAGS, Bridgewater State College 




Murphy, Marcia 


Learning Spec 


BA, Westfield State College 


2005 




(LOA) 


MEd, Framingham State College 




Ormbeg, Erik 


Guidance 


BA, Ithaca College 
MEd, Suffolk University 


1998 


CT Sullivan, Barbara 


Teacher Assistant 


2002 


O' Sullivan, Mary 


Learning 


BA, Providence College 


2002 




Specialist 


MA, Framingham State College 




Pastore, Marissa 


Teaching Assistant 


2009 


Patch, Mary 


Nurse 


BSN, University of Wisconsin 


1995 


Perry, Kim 


Psychologist 


BS, University of Illinois 

MA, University of Rhode Island 


2008 


Preikszas, Mary 


Learning 


BS, Frostburg State Colleg 


1996 




Specialist 


MEd, Framingham State College 




Pugatch, Diane 


Learning 


BS, Boston University 


1995 




Specialist 


MS,Ed, Lesley College 




Radford, Kathy 


Teacher Assistant 


2007 


Read, Susan 


Teacher Assistant 


2004 


Riccio, Julia 


Speech/' 


BA, Bates College 


2000 




Language 


MS, Teachers College, Columbia Univ. 


Robinson, Judith 


Inclusion 


AB, Boston University 


1988 




Coordinator 


Masters, Newton College of 
the Sacred Heart 




Sailer, Lisa 


Guidance 


BS, James Madison University 
MA, Boston College 


2007 


Salamone, Mary 


Learning 


BS, Wheelock College 


1995 




Specialist 


MEd, Cambridge College 




Scheld, Nancy 


Teacher Assistant 


1997 


Schiemer, Nancy 


Nurse 


BSN, University of Bridgeport 
MA, New York University 


2003 


Singer, Margaret 


Occupational 


BA, SUNY/Oneonta 


1998 




Therapist 


MA, Adelphi University 
MS, Boston University 




Smith, Noreen 


Teacher Assistant 


2009 


Snyder, Trinka 


Psychologist 


BA, MEd, University of 
Pennsylvania 


2002 






MBA, George Washington University 






CAGS, University of Massachusetts 


Spaziante, Gianna 


Teacher Assistant 


2009 


Speroni, Richard 


Teacher Assistant 


2000 



128 



Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Strekalovsky, Elisabeth Psychologist 



Sullivan, Barbara 

Thomas, Alecia 
Thomas, Annie 
Thompson, Kathleen 

Tilden, Susan 

Triest, Sherry 
Typadis, Angela 

Vancura, Dorothy 

Villone, Nancy 
West, Nina 
Williams, Patricia 



Learning 

Specialist 
Teacher Assistant 
Teacher Assistant 
Nurse 

Speech/ 

Language 
Teacher Assistant 
Integrated 

Preschool 
Speech/ 

Language 
Teacher Assistant 
Teacher Assistant 
Nurse 



BA, Middlebury College 
MEd, Lesley College 
MEd, CAGS, University of MA 
BS, Framingham State College 
MEd, Boston State College 



BS, Salem State College 
MS, Boston College 
BA, Boston College 
MA, Michigan State 



1998 



1995 

2009 
2003 
1997 

2005 

2002 
1989 



Worthley, Stephanie Guidance 



Zappula, MaryEllen 
Zrike, Sara 



Nurse 

Teacher Assistant 



BA, Stonehill College 

MEd, Bridgewater State College 

BA, Bridgewater State College 2007 

MS, Southern Connecticut State College 

2005 
2009 

BSN, Boston College 2006 

MBA, Virginia Polytech 

BS, MEd, Springfield College 2006 

MEd, Endicott College 

BSN, Salve Regina University 2005 

1999 



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FOOD SERVICES 



Mintzer, Richard 

Miller, Terry 

Anderson, Ruth 

Bickel, Catherine 

Bonfilio, Lauri 

Brown, Angela 

Clark, Heather 

David, Denise 

DeRoche, Nancy 

Evans, Sandra (Manager) 

Friel, Nancy 

Hart, Tina 

Heidke, Darlene 

Hill, Mary 

Hoyt, Maria 

Hughes, Janice 

Jones, Christina (Manager) 

Konevich, Stephanie (Manager) 

LaPlante, Laurie (Manager) 

Manning, Linda 

McCarthy, Hazel 

Mullen, Joanne 

Nelson, Carol (Manager) 



Food Services Director 
Food Services Secretary 
High School 
Blake Middle School 
Dale Street School 
High School 
High School 
Ralph Wheelock School 
High School 
Dale Street School 
Dale Street School 
High School 
Blake Middle School 
Ralph Wheelock School 
Ralph Wheelock School 
Dale Street School 
Blake Middle School 
Memorial School 
Ralph Wheelock School 
Blake Middle School 
Memorial School 
Blake Middle School 
High School 



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PLANT MANAGEMENT 



Bernard Spillane 

Aviles, Juan 

Bond, Robert 

Burke, Stephen 

Burton, Linda 

Floser, Ronald 

Frazier, Matthew 

Glassman, Barry 

Hayes, Ronald 

Hinkley, Paul 

Howland, George (Head Custodian) 

Jackson, Michael 

Johnson, Donald (Head Custodian) 

Johnson, Michael (Head Custodian) 

Kadehjian, Robert (Head Custodian) 

MacPherson, John(Head Custodian) 

Martin, Henry 

Mulkern, Thomas 

Murphy, Brian 

Murray, Jeffrey 

Nicolazzo, Anthony 

Norian, Paul 

Quayle, Thomas 

Rogers, Thomas 

Vogel, Keith 

Volpicelli, Brian 



Director 

Memorial/Middle School 

Maintenance 

Dale Street 

Blake Middle School 

High School 

Blake Middle School 

Maintenance 

High School 

Central Office 

Memorial School 

Maintenance 

High School 

Dale Street School 

Blake Middle School 

Ralph Wheelock School 

Dale Street School 

Middle School 

High School 

Blake Middle School 

High School 

Ralph Wheelock School 

Maintenance 

Memorial School 

Memorial School 

Ralph Wheelock School 



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REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I am pleased to submit to you and the citizens of Medfield the 2009 Annual 
Report of the Director of Finance and Operations. Despite the national and 
international financial problems from which we have not been immune, I remain 
confident that the fiscal and operational components of the Medfield Public 
Schools are well-positioned to continue to contribute to the ongoing excellence 
of the system. 

In the area of building maintenance, the School Committee and District 
Administration continued to address the capital improvement and maintenance 
needs of the facilities. Funds are budgeted and expended annually to continue 
the process of replacing flooring, classroom furniture and repainting interior 
spaces as needed. With cooperation from individuals throughout the District and 
utilizing the efforts and expertise of the Medfield Energy Committee and its 
members, we maintained our focus on energy usage in all of our facilities. We 
continue to experience success in mitigating the impact of the dramatic spike in 
energy cost. To quantify the results we have attained through our efforts; across 
our five facilities our energy use decreased by 1 1.9% in terms of natural gas and 
9.1% in terms of electricity when comparing 2009 to 2008. These reductions are 
in addition to the greater than 10.3% decrease in total energy consumption in 
2008 as compared to 2007. Amongst the projects accomplished which assisted us 
in achieving these results were the installation of CO2 sensors to control 
ventilation in the high school and middle school, additional lighting upgrades at 
the high school, middle school and Memorial School, the installation of soft 
drives at the high school and installation of energy efficiency controls in the 
refrigeration units at all schools. We were able to secure a significant amount of 
incentive funding through the electric and gas utilities to enable us to afford these 
projects. 

We continued to address accessibility and security issues throughout our 
buildings. We secured funding for the enlargement and renovation of a bathroom 
in the main hallway of the Dale Street School to facilitate access by those with 
physical disabilities and added automatic fire suppression systems in the kitchens 
of the Dale Street and Wheelock Schools. 

The five-year capital budget is updated annually. This planning and management 
tool provides a systematic analysis of the capital needs of the system and its 
facilities. The capital plan continues to focus primarily on the Dale Street and 
Wheelock Schools, and attempts to provide a realistic assessment of our building 
and maintenance requirements within the context of fiscal realities. Through this 
process it has become clear that in order to provide an appropriate learning 

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environment while concurrently preserving our financial resources, it is 
important that we replace the single-paned windows at these buildings. This has 
become increasingly important given the rapid rise in energy costs. While we 
were unable to obtain an additional capital budget appropriation to continue this 
project in 2009, we did replace one additional window as a component of work 
done to renovate the physical therapy room at the Dale Street School. We 
expect to seek funding for additional windows during the next few years to 
complete this needed project. 

Our school lunch program continues to provide appropriate and healthy meals to 
our students. Director of Food Services Rich Mintzer continues to take the 
initiative in determining our customers' preferences in menu options while 
continuing to provide nutritionally-balanced meals. Rich remained actively 
involved with the District's Wellness Committee which was established to 
undertake a comprehensive examination of the nutritional quality of school 
meals, promotion of physical activity, nutrition education and staff wellness. We 
strive to continue to enhance our successful program while maintaining its 
financial viability, which operates distinctly from the appropriated budget. In an 
effort to improve our customer focus, we continue to investigate options for the 
provision of cashless payment systems for our cafeterias. 

Following the requisite budget reductions enacted at the Special Town Meeting 
in the fall, the budget process in 2009 culminated in the adoption of a budget for 
the Medfield Public Schools of $26,239,947. This represents an increase of 
$1 10,354 or 0.42% over the sum provided the previous year. We were able to 
accomplish this by prudently managing the school department budget of the prior 
fiscal year which enabled us to reallocate state special education grant funds to 
soften the impact of the continued state and federal budget reductions for 
FY2010. As the state and national economies began to experience unprecedented 
turmoil shortly after the beginning of the new fiscal year, we took immediate 
measures to attempt to insulate ourselves from the potential ramifications of this 
economic upheaval both in the current fiscal year (FY2009) and to mitigate the 
impacts of potential local aid reductions in the coming period. While we are 
responding to this uncertainty, we continue to focus on addressing the District's 
needs while maintaining excellence. 

In closing, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to my co-workers and 
staff for their continued exemplary assistance. I look forward with confidence to 
addressing the opportunities and meeting the challenges which lie ahead. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles L. Kellner 

Director of Finance and Operations 



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REPORT OF THE AMOS CLARK KINGSBURY HIGH SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

As the principal of the Amos Clark Kingsbury High School, I respectfully and 
proudly submit this annual report for the school year ending December 3 1 , 2009. 

The official enrollment for the high school as of October 1, 2009, was 921. 
There were 218 graduates in the Class of 2009. Ninety-four percent of the 
graduating class went on to college. Included among the colleges these students 
attend are: Amherst College, Boston College, Boston University, College of the 
Holy Cross, College of Charleston, Dartmouth, Loyola University in Maryland, 
Massachusetts College of Art, New York University, Northeastern, Providence 
College, Tufts, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Leadership, service, character and academic prowess were among the many 
positive attributes demonstrated by members of the Class of 2009. One 
expression of these attributes was illustrated in the fact that 73 graduates were 
members of the National Honor Society. Dana Skerry and Christopher Woods 
were selected as the honor essayists for graduation, and were recognized after 
their speeches at the graduation exercises on June 7, 2009. Dana spoke of giving 
of yourself and being satisfied to know you have given. Chris challenged his 
classmates to "search for their own melody and find their own voice." Taylor 
Sipple, the senior speaker encouraged fellow graduates to "make a mark on the 
world, take chances and shoot for the stars." During the Class Day exercises on 
Friday, June 4, 2009, Pauline Goucher, was recognized as an outstanding 
graduate of Medfield High who had made significant contributions to her 
community. A plaque in her honor has been placed in the "Hall of Excellence" at 
Medfield High. The high school Boosters organization provided an opportunity 
for students to honor a person they considered an "inspirational teacher." The 
students chose Miranda Whitmore as that person. Retiring Medfield High School 
art teacher Susan Tobiasson was also recognized for her years of service to the 
youth of Medfield. 

Two members of the class were selected as National Merit Scholarship finalists. 
Ani Arun and David Xu were chosen from 15,000 participants based on their 
2007 PSAT scores. Ten students were recognized as commended scholars. 
Shannon Gair, Melissa Haskell, Jake Kramer, Allison Poirier, Albert Ricciardelli, 
Rachel Simon, Audrey Sullivan, Christopher Thomas, Anne Wolfe, Sheena 
Wood, and Chris Woods were among the top five percent of more than 1 .4 
million students in the nation who took this exam. These students received a 
certificate of achievement from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. 



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Again this year, over 97% of the senior class took the College Board 
Examinations. The mean score on the critical reading portion of the SAT I was 
582, math was 594 and writing was 574. These scores are well above the state 
and national averages. In May 2009, 184 students took 308 Advanced Placement 
exams in 16 subjects. The ACT standardized testing is becoming more popular. 
with 151 students averaging a composite score of 25.8. Each year our grade 10 
students participate in the state assessment program. The MCAS results from the 
spring 2009 testing were outstanding. The scores show that 97% of our grade 10 
students scored in the Advanced/Proficient range in English Language Arts and 
95% in mathematics (compared to 81% in the state for ELA and 75% in 
mathematics), In biology, the freshmen students combined to have 93% scoring 
in the Advanced/Proficient range (compared to 61% statewide). 

In October, Medfield High School hosted our decennial visit from the New 
England Association of Schools and Colleges as part of our reaccreditation 
process. As a result of this four day visit by 15 teachers and administrators from 
around Massachusetts we will receive a status report regarding our compliance 
with their seven standards of membership. Before the team left they noted the 
atmosphere of mutual respect among students and adults in the building. Parental 
support was also highlighted as significant. In December, Medfield High School 
again received a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Reports in their third 
annual list of America's Best Schools. This recognition was based on three 
categories: standardized test performance, proficiency rates for all students and 
challenging college ready curriculum. 

Medfield High School students continue to excel in athletics (please see the 
report of the Director of Athletics). Some highlights included: the girls* 
volleyball team was once again crowned Division II State Champions, the boys' 
and girls' cross-country teams were undefeated league champions as was the 
girls' basketball team. Once again this year, every varsity fall athletic team 
qualified for post season tournament participation. The involvement of the 
student body in student government, school clubs, music, drama, or athletic 
programs is overwhelming. Between 85 and 90 percent of the students 
participate. Community service continued to be a theme for this year. Whether it 
was helping at the polls during elections, collecting coats and blankets for those 
less fortunate, collecting toys for children at the holidays, donating over 5000 
cans to the Medfield Food Cupboard, running a road race to create wells in under 
privileged areas or collecting toiletries to send to the troops overseas, Medfield 
High School students came forward and demonstrated civic and social 
responsibility. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation continues to be the recipient of 
many substantial donations from our students in honor of local families 
struggling with this disease. 

Once again, our music program received many accolades and awards for their 
performances this year. The jazz ensemble performed at Boston's Esplanade for 

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the eighth straight year. MHS hosted several workshops and performances with 
renowned musician Trent Austin. The music department serenaded us with many 
concerts throughout the year. 

In the spring our theatre program presented the musical Anything Goes, a student 
directed one-act festival, and in November presented Dracula. This presentation 
of Dracula was particularly special because it was written by MaryAnn Hatem 
and Mike Norton. Over one hundred actors, actresses, musicians, and crew 
members presented the musical to sold-out houses. The talent of our many fine 
performers was clearly evident. 

The 2009 Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards were held in February with five 
Medfield High School students receiving awards for their art submissions - Chris 
MacCready, Geena Matuson, Colin O'Neil, Hannah Peckham and Joey Thibeault 
received recognition. Sarah Bibel and Joey Thibeault represented MHS last 
spring at the Worcester Art Museum's Arts Allstate. High school juniors from all 
over the state converged to collaborate with 16 professional artists and mentors. 
The fourteenth annual Student Faculty Art Exhibit was held at Zullo Gallery in 
April and the high school student art show took place in May. This show 
exhibited the work of students in grades 9-12 from all of the art classes. 

Impressive co-curricular activities allowed students to experience "real world" 
situations. Through the social studies department political science program, 
students participated in mock trial competitions, attended the Harvard Model 
Congress, and participated in the local election and the local government process. 
Members of the French and Spanish classes spent two weeks in France and Spain 
respectively. During each of those trips, time was spent sightseeing as well as 
living with a family in a cultural emersion experience for a week. We are excited 
to have been part of a new cultural exchange project this year. In March, 
Principal Chen visited us from Bengbu, China and in April, Bob Maguire went to 
Bengbu for two weeks. In September, the second tier of the exchange took place 
as Richard DeSorgher spent six weeks in China, while two teachers from China, 
Ms. Li and Ms Huang, spent their six weeks between our middle and high 
schools. These exchanges provided an opportunity to learn about another culture 
in our global education. Staying closer to home, members of the English 
department and their students celebrated "Happy Bard-day Will" with a week of 
Shakespeare-related activities. The wellness department sponsored the second 
annual "Golden Shoes" ballroom dance competition in December which involved 
the entire sophomore class. The sixth annual Cafe Read-a-Latte raised over 
$1500 for library collections. The event, held in March, brought students, 
teachers, parents and community businesses together to promote pleasure 
reading. 

A group of student leaders attended a state student council conference in March 
and witnessed a dynamic speaker with a compelling message of spreading 

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kindness and compassion. This group subsequently was able to fundraise and 
orchestrate bringing this speaker, Craig Scott from the organization Rachel's 
Challenge, to Medfield. They coordinated presentations for students, faculty and 
an evening presentation for the community. Students are working to carry on the 
message and attempting to start a "chain reaction of kindness." 

Professional development goals for faculty and staff continued to focus on using 
the school-wide rubrics. These rubrics reflect the school's mission and core 
values. They target and identify a successful level of achievement on the learner 
outcomes in writing, speaking, reading, listening, and problem solving. This 
work was part of the NEASC self-evaluation process. Enhancing technology 
continued to interweave within our professional development work. Training 
included utilization of Smart technology and new modules of Edline, our on-line 
communication tool. Several departments continued work on curriculum 
mapping and essential questions for new courses. The social studies department 
completed work realigning its curriculum with the new state curriculum 
frameworks. In addition, faculty continue to be supported in their pursuit of 
excellence through such activities as Teacher as Scholars, Research for Better 
Teaching, and The Education Cooperative (TEC) sponsored courses. 

As we look to the future at Medfield High School, we are committed to 
establishing more time for collaboration across curriculum for the professional 
staff. We will continue with technology procurement and training for all. In 
addition, we continue to work to meet the social and emotional needs of all our 
students and to honor the outstanding work of our students and faculty. 

As the principal of Medfield High School, I am extremely pleased with the many 
achievements of our students and faculty. On behalf of the Medfield High School 
community I would like to thank the School Committee, the Superintendent of 
Schools, the Medfield High School Boosters, the Medfield Coalition for Public 
Education, and the many parents and community members for their continued 
support of our programs and our students. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Judith E. Noble 
Principal 



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Cast of musical: 
'Anything Goes' 



MHS Spirit Week 



Golden Shoe Champions 



Jazz Night 

with Trent Austin 



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Commencement 
Exercises of 

MEDFIELD 
HIGH SCHOOL 



The Amos Clark 
Kingsbury High School 

Class of 2009 

Sunday, June 7, 2009 

2:00 P.M. 
Medfield High School 



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CLASS OF 2009 OFFICERS 

Nathan Walkowicz, President 

Caitlin Barrett, Vice President 

Daniel Krawec, Secretary 

Lisa McElhenny, Treasurer 

Mr. Andrew Delery 

Ms. Jessica Safer 

ClassAdvisors 



ADMINISTRATION 

Robert C. Maguire, Superintendent 

Kathleen McArdle, Director of Pupil Services 

Judith E. Noble, Principal 

Jeffrey D. Sperling, Dean of Students 

Kathleen Nunes, Dean of Academics 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Debra M. Noschese, Chairperson 

Timothy J. Bonfatti 

Carolyn P. Casey 

Susan C. Cotter 

Susan L. Ruzzo 



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Medfield ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_ 
High ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
School 

GRADUATION PROGRAM 

PROCESSIONAL Medfield High School Band 

NATIONAL ANTHEM Stephanie Coulombre 

OPENING REMARKS Robert C. Maguire 

Superintendent of Schools 

WELCOME Nathan Walkowicz 

President, Class of 2009 

HONOR ESSAYISTS Dana Skerry, 

Christopher Woods 

MESSAGE TO THE CLASS OF 2009 Debra M. Noschese 

Chairperson, Medfield School Committee 

SENIORSPEAKER Taylor Sipple 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL Judith E. Noble 

PRESENTATION OF CLASS GIFT Lisa McElhenny 

Treasurer, Class of 2009 



PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS 



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Debra M. Noschese Medfield School Committee 

Robert C. Maguire Superintendent of Schools 

Judith E. Noble Principal 

RECESSIONAL Medfield High School Band 

*PLEASE REFRAIN FROM APPLAUSE UNTIL ALL 
GRADUATES HAVE RECEIVED THEIR DIPLOMAS 



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School 

AWARDS 

PRESENTED AT SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT 

June 4, 2009 

Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award Shannon Gair 

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Nomination Melissa Haskell 

NASSP Principals Leadership Award Nathan Walkowicz 

Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Awards Caitlin Barrett, Lisa McElhenny 

National Merit Commended Scholars Shannon Gair, Melissa Haskell, Rebecca Knowles, 

Jake Kramer, Allison Poirier, Albert Ricciardelli, Rachel Simon, Audrey Sullivan, 
Christopher Thomas, Anne Wolfe, Sheena Wood, Christopher Woods 

National Merit Finalists Anirudh Arun, David Xu 

Academic Excellence Awards Maria Rebecca Aristorenas, Anirudh Arun, 

Laura Brazier, Ian Cosman, Stephanie Craig, Lindsay Elcock, Shannon Gair, 

Melissa Haskell, Rebecca Knowles, Daniel Krawec, Paulina Lange, Allison Poirier, 

David Schiemer, Taylor Sipple, Dana Skerry, Nicola Tesorero, Christopher Thomas, 

Anne Wolfe, Albert Wong, Sheena Wood, Christopher Woods, David Xu 

Certificate of Mastery Nicholas Coutinho, Sachin Honnudike, 

Geena Matuson, Jacob Smith 

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 

Medfield High School Scholar/Athlete Awards Jake Kramer, Jacqueline McLaughlin 

Medfield Ladies Spring Tennis Scholarships Giancarlo Bergonzi, Meghan Tunney 

Medfield Sportsmen Club's Harry S. Sonnenberg Scholarship Karen DiPesa 

Lamp of Learning Awards Maria Rebecca Aristorenas, Carl Gustafson, Lisa Kumpf , 

Ryan Orvedahl, Albert Ricciardelli 

National Honor Society Scholarships Anirudh Arun, Shannon Gair, Daniel Gold, 

Melissa Haskell, Daniel Krawec, Ryan Orvedahl, 
Hannah Peckham, Taylor Sipple, Christopher Woods 

Medfield Teachers Association Book Awards Nicholas Coutinho, Rebecca Knowles, 

David Schiemer, David Xu 

Norfolk County Teachers Association Future Educators Scholarship Sarah Drew 

Madelyn L. Grant Scholarships Rebecca Knowles, Albert Wong 



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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS (continued) 

Margaret T. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Nathan Walkowicz 

Thomas Family Dental Associates Scholarship AlyssaLurie 

Medfield School Boosters Community Service Scholarship Denise Brienze 

Medfield School Boosters School Spirit Scholarships Brendan Bodi, Shannon Gair 

Medfield School Boosters Excellence Award Anirudh Arun 

Medfield Fitness Association Scholarship Awards Lauren Melaugh, Reade Pizzonia 

Peter Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Peter Martin 

Medfield Youth Basketball Association Bob Porack Memorial Scholarships Connor Hatten, 

Jennifer McBrien 

Prudential Page Realty Scholarship in Memory of Roger C. Rao Kelly Hughes 

Medfield Lions Club Scholarships Shannon Gair, Ellie Goldense 

Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization Scholarships Sean Davis, David Wilson 

American Legion Women's Auxiliary Scholarship Denise Brienze 

American Legion, Beckwith Post No. 110 Scholarships Sean Lyons, 

Alexandra Thompson, Erica Tuccero 

American Legion, Beckwith Post No. 1 10 Medals Allison Poirier, Anne Wolfe 

Sons of the Legion Scholarship James Connors, III 

Medfield Youth Baseball/Softball Scholarships Candace Flint, Carl Gustafson, Julia Seibolt 

Medfield High School Theatre Society Scholarships Samuel Dickinson, Daniel Fennell, 

Rebecca Knowles, Dana Skerry 

Daniel C. Palermo Spirit of Drama Scholarship Stephanie Coulombre 

David E. Medeiros Theatre Society Memorial Scholarship SheenaWood 

T. A. Blake Theatrical Society Scholarships Daniel Krawec, MichaelaWeglinski 

Medfield Soccer Inc. Scholarships Eric Boole, Kaitlin Kimball, Ryan Oliphant 

Student Council Award Scholarships Taylor Sipple, Dana Skerry 

Medfield High School Community Teens Scholarships Denise Brienze, Molly Stevens 

Paul Quatromom* Memorial Scholarship Darnel Palombo 

Friends of the Library Amy Fiske Creative Writing Scholarship Charlotte Mao 

Middlesex Savings Bank Scholarship Ryan Wilkinson 

Medfield Music Association Scholarships Stephanie Craig, Nathan Walkowicz 

Lowell Mason Music Education Scholarship Michael Stanton 

Jeanne M. McCormick Music Award Gregory McCrossan 



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School 

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS continued) 

(Christopher Naughton Memorial Scholarship Christopher Woods 

William Palumbo Baseball Scholarship Jake Kramer 

Medfield Police Daniel McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Julia Seibolt 

Medfield Police Detective Robert E. Naughton Memorial Scholarship Benjamin Hogan 

Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation Scholarship Molly Stevens 

Hannah Adams Woman's Club Scholarship Sheena Wood 

Hannah Adams/Cecile Levesque Memorial Scholarship DavidXu 

Medfield Permanent Firefighters Association Scholarships Nicholas Bennotti, 

Shannon Gair, DavidXu 

Medfield Firefighters Mutual Relief Association Scholarships Joshua Bassett, 

Heather Donovan 

Eric Michael Perkins Football Scholarship Brendan Cioto 

Medfield Youth Hockey Doug Woodruff Scholarship Colin O'Neil 

Peter Panciocco Youth Hockey Scholarship Nicole Graham 

Don Brown Youth Hockey Scholarships Brett Hayes, Jennifer Thomas 

Larry Dunn Memorial Scholarship Martin Herbert 

David Gibbs Scholarship Heather Donovan 

Medfield High School Reunion Committee Scholarship, 

In memory of Elaine Rawding Taylor Meg Shannon 

MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation Nicola Tesorero 

Alton Keith Memorial Golf Scholarship Justin Blanchette 

Medfield Historical Society Scholarship AdamOpiela 

Medfield High School Alumni Association Scholarships Denise Brienze, Daniel Krawec 

Medfield Youth Lacrosse Scholarships Elizabeth Maguire, Philip Thompson 

CLASS OF 2009 SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS 

Elon University Presidential Scholarship Sarah Basiliere 

Clark University Traina Scholarship Alison Berlent 

Covidien Scholarship Alison Bock 

Loyola University Maryland Presidential Scholarship Laura Brazier 

Northeastern Deans' Scholarship Denise Brienze 

Ithaca College Flora Brown Award Alison Brousell 

University of Arizona Excellence Award and University Grant Sean Davis 



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School 

CLASS OF 2009 SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS (Continued) 

Southern Methodist University Distinguished Scholar Award Lindsay Elcock 

Southern Methodist University Mustang Scholar Award and Rotunda Scholar Award Lindsay Elcock 

University of New Hampshire Tuition Grant Colin Foley 

Catholic University of America Scholarship Jennifer Fromen 

Ithaca College Flora Brown Award Caitlin Ghegan 

Clarkson University Scholarship Ross Gibson 

Becker College Grant Melanie Grafton 

.Assumption College D'Alzon Scholarship Nicole Graham 

Franklin Pierce University Success Grant RyanHallisey 

University of Rhode Island Founders Grant Benjamin Haycock 

Point Park University Theatre Scholarship and Academic Scholarship Rebecca Knowles 

Point Park University Community Service Award Rebecca Knowles 

Northeastern Excellence Scholarship Tessa Komine 

Quinnipiac University Academic Scholarship Michael Lamie 

University of Hartford Hartt Performing Arts Scholarship Gregory McCrossan 

Dean College Performing Arts Scholarship Marisa Michelson 

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Laura Morgan 

University of South Carolina Woodrow Scholars Award Kiley Motley 

Rochester Institute of Technology Merit and Achievement Scholarship Hannah Peckham 

Clark University Deans Honorary Scholarship Nicholas Pericles 

Le Moyne College Dean's Scholarship Emily Powers 

University of South Carolina Woodrow Scholars Award Meagan Reardon 

Roger Williams University Grant Robert Ryan 

Allegheny College Trustee Scholarship William Schaub 

Lehigh University Grant and Community Service Grant David Schiemer 

Hofstra University Presidential Scholarship Daniel Schneider 

New York University College of Arts and Science Scholarship Rachel Simon 

University of Massachusetts Amherst Athletic Scholarship Jacob Smith 

Oberlin College John Frederick Oberlin Scholarship Michael Stanton 

Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College Scholarship Michael Stanton 

University of the Arts Presidential Scholar Award Catherine Telia 

Boston University Grant Nicola Tesorero 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Presidential Merit Scholarship Christopher Thomas 

American University Dean's Scholarship Alexandra Thompson 

Boston College Scholarship Nathan Walkowicz 

Parsons the New School for Design Dean's Scholarship Callie Weldon 

New York University College of Nursing Scholarship Ryan Wilkinson 

University of Arizona Excellence Award ZacharyWiznitzer 

Tufts University Grant Anne Wolfe 

Brown University Scholarship SheenaWood 



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CLASS DAY AWARDS Sch ° o1 

PRESENTED ON JUNE 5, 2009 

ART: 

Excellence in Visual Arts Awards Brianna Burkhart, Caprice Cappucci, Geena Matuson 

Boston Globe Art Awards Christopher MacCready, Geena Matuson, 

Colin O'Neil, Hannah Peckham 

Susan A. Parker Photography Award Hannah Peckham 

BUSINESS: 

Business Award Meagan Reardon 

Accounting Award Jake Kramer, Elizabeth Maguire 

ENGLISH: 

English Award SheenaWood 

Journalism Carl Gustafson 

Literary Magazine Caitlin Ghegan 

Yearbook Ekaterini Athanasiadis, Charlotte Mao, Hannah Peckham 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: 

French Rebecca Knowles, Allison Poirier 

Spanish Ana Harvey, Daniel Krawec 

National Latin Exam : 

Latin II, Cum Laude Devin Murray, Jill Rosoff 

Latin III, Perfect Score LauraBrazier 

Latin III, Maxima Cum Laude Lindsay Elcock 

Latin III, Magna Cum Laude Brian Foster, Ana Harvey 

Latin III, Summa Cum Laude Jake Kramer, Daniel Krawec 

Excellence in Language Laura Brazier, Ian Cosman, Daniel Schneider 

MATHEMATICS: 

American Math Competition Taylor Sipple 

Excellence in Math Shannon Gair, Daniel Gold, Melissa Haskell, Taylor Sipple 

New England Math League Shannon Gair, Daniel Gold 

MUSIC: 

John Philip Sousa Band Award Nathan Walkowicz, SheenaWood 

Louis Armstrong Award Gregory McCrossan, Michael Stanton 

National Choral Award Stephanie Coulombre, Lisa Kumpf 

National Orchestra Award Stephanie Craig, Christina Stavrakas 

SCIENCE: 

Biology Molly Stevens 

Chemistry Christopher Thomas 

Physics Taylor Sipple, Christopher Woods 

Anatomy & Physiology AlyssaLurie 

Society of Women Engineers Shannon Gair, Melissa Haskell, SheenaWood 

SOCIAL STUDIES: 

Social Studies Award Carl Gustafson 

Gary Stockbridge Global Awareness Award Scott Sullivan 

WELLNESS: 

Outstanding Participation Brendan Cioto 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT: Anirudh Arun, Caitlin Barrett, Eric Boole, 

Andrew Donnelly, Daniel Fennell, Brian Foster, Shannon Gair, Jake Kramer, Daniel Krawec, 

Michael MacLellan, Lisa McElhenny, Nicholas Nowak, Michaela Pembroke, David Schiemer, 

Taylor Sipple, Dana Skerry, Audrey Sullivan, Nathan Walkowicz 



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MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES - CUSS OF 2009 



ANDRE PHILLIP ABOUHALA 
CHLOE ELIZABETH ABSI 
ELIZABETH JANE AIGLER 
JASON DAVID ALINSKY 
MARIA REBECCA ARISTORENAS 
CODY ROBERTSON ARMSTRONG 
ANIRLDH ARUN 
EKVTERLNI ELLI ATHAiNASIADIS 
ESTHER GREY BABSON 
MATTHEW JOSEPH BAKER 
CAITLLN MARIE BARRETT 
SARAH PEIRCE BASILIERE 
JOSHUA SCOTT BASSETT 
DAVID BRLVN BEAULIEU 
NICHOLAS ANTHONY BENNOTTI 
GIANCARLO VINCENT BERGONZI 
ALISON DAWN BERLENT 
LINDSEY MICHELE BERNARD 
RYAN EDWARD BIANCHI 
JUSTIN ROBERT BLANCHETTE 
ALISON GREEN BOCK 
BRENDAN JAMES BODI 
ERIC GEORGE BOOLE 
TYLER BURR BOROSAVAGE 
JACLYN BOYD 
LAURA PERKINS BRAZIER 
PATRICK DANIEL BRIDGE 
DENISE ELIZABETH BRIENZE 
CELIA SULLIVAN BRISSON 
ALISON NICOLE BROUSELL 
BRIANNA MICHELLE BURKHART 
ERICA LEIGH CADIGAN 
MICHAEL JOSEPH CAHILL 
MATTHEW ALKTv IADIS CALIVAS 
CAPRICE aiZABETH CAPPUCCI 
LAUREN CAROLYN CIAMPA 
BRENDAN WALTER CIOTO 
REBECCA LINDSIE CLAIR 
JORDAN LEE COHEN 
BRYAN RANDALL COLELLA 
JAMES HENRY CONNORS III 
IAN JOSEPH COSMAN 
STEPHANIE JEAN COULOMBRE 
NICHOLAS MONROE COUTINHO 
STEPHANIE MARSILI CRAIG 
DEVON WESLEY CRAM 
KEVIN STUART CRIPE 
ANDREW WALCOTT CROMARTY 
MICHAEL ANTHONY DANIELE 
SEAN MICHAEL DAVIS 
ANDREW JOHN WALTER DAY 
SAMUEL CLARK DICKINSON 
KAREN MAE DIPESA 
MICHAEL TIMOTHY DOLAN 
ERIC JAMES DONALD 
ANDREW DAMON DONNELLY 
HEATHER FLORENCE DONOVAN 
SARAH ELIZABETH DREW 
CHRISTOPHER BRIAN DRISCOLL 



* LINDSAY ELIZABETH ELCOCK 
MEELAD ETEZADI 
HARRISON PAINE EVERTS 
ZACHARY WOOD FARMER 
GALEN LOCKE FARRAR 
ALEXIS LAUREN FARRAYE 
HUNTER ALDEN FELLMAN-GREENE 
DANIEL JOSEPH FENNELL 
AMANDA LUANNE FESTA 

JAY RICHARD FISCHER 
ANDREW EDWARD FLESSA 
CANDACE MARIE FLINT 
COLIN JAMES FOLEY 

* BRIAN JOHN FOSTER 
COURTNEY MICHEALA FOSTER 

* ASHLEY NEARY FOX 

* JENNIFER MARIE FROMEN 

* SHANNON LEIGH GAIR 
CAITLIN NICOLE GHEGAN 
ROSS JEROME GIBSON 

* SAMANTHA DARREL GILL 

* DANIEL JOSHUA GOLD 
ELLIE CAROLYN GOLDENSE 
MELANIE AMANDA GRAFTON 
NICOLE PATRICIA GRAHAM 
NOAH PERES GRAY 

PETER ELIAS GUMAS 

* CARL JOHN GUSTAFSON 

* ERLN MARIE HAGGERTY 
RYAN JOSEPH HALLISEY 
ANA GABRIELA HARVEY 

* MELISSA WEST HASKELL 
CONNOR GEORGE HATTEN 
BENJAMLN ROBERT HAYCOCK 
BRETT DAVID HAYES 
MICHAEL STEPHEN HAYES 
MARTLN EHRET HERBERT 
JAMES WILLIAM HEYWOOD 
M\RGARET ELYSE HIGGINS 
BENJAMIN JAMES HOGAN 
SACHIN SRINTVAS HONNUDIKE 
MADELINE JANE HOWARD 
KELLY MARIE HUGHES 
BENJAMIN WHITE HURWITZ 
TYLER SEAN HYNES 
GREGORY JAMES KILCOMMONS 
KAITLLN MARIANNA KIMBALL 

* REBECCA ELIZABETH KNOWLES 

* TESSA LAUREL KOMINE 

* JAKE BENJAMIN KRAMER 

* DANIEL CHARLES KRAWEC 

* LISA LOUISE KUMPF 

* JULIE STARR LAFREMERE 
MICHAEL JAMES LAMIE 

* PAULINA BROOKE LANGE 
WAN SEOK LEE 
GREGORY LEON LINSE 
KATHERINE ANNE LIVINGSTON 
CASEY JEAN LONABOCKER 



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THOMAS MICH All Ll'EDERS 
UXSSAANN I.IRIE 
PAUL THOMAS LYDON 
DAVID JAMES LYNCH 
SEAN THOMAS LYONS 
CHRISTOPHER DAVID MACCREADY 
MICHAEL JOHN MACLELLAN 
ELIZABETH ANN MAGLTRE 
ALANNA KAY MAHONEY 
CHARLOTTE MORGAN MAO 
DOUGLAS CHARLES MARKMAN 
PETER DOITCLEDAY MARTIN 
MOLLY ELIZABETH MASTERSON 
CASSANDRA TAULE MATUKAS 
GEENA GABRIELLE MATUSON 
JENNIFER ANN MCBRIEN 
GREGORY STEPHEN MCCROSSAN 
LISA RLTH MCELHENNY 
AMY DENISE MCHALE 
JACQUELINE ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN 
LAUREN REGINA MELAUGH 
MARISA LIE MICHELSON 
VALERIE ANN MINER 
LAURA ELLEN MORGAN 
KILEY HALLORAN MOTLEY 
DEYIN CHRISTOPHER MURRAY 
JOSEPH RICRARDS MURRAY 
SWETA PARUL NANAVATI 
KATHLEEN LOUISE NICHOLSON 
JUSTIN ANTHONY NOONAN 
TIMOTHY JAMES NOSCHESE 
NICHOLAS FAIR NOWAK 
JOHN MICHAEL O'CONNELL 
RYAN JOSEPH OLIPHANT 
COLIN PATRICK O'NEIL 
ADAM JOSEPH OPIELA 
RYAN JEFFREY ORVEDAHL 
DANIEL JAMES PALOMBO 
COURTNEY CLIFFORD PATCH 
HANNAH CLARK PECKHAM 
MICHAELA CATHERINE PEMBROKE 
MARISSA LEIGH PENDERGAST 
ZACHARY MEADOWS PEPIN 
NICHOLAS JAMES PERICLES 
NICOLE JOANNA PETRIE 
JUSTLNE EVERETT PETRUCCI 
ROBERT WESLEY PIERSIAK 
READE CHRISTIAN PIZZONIA 
ALLISON LEE POIRIER 
EMILY KATHRYN POWERS 
MEAGAN EMOND REARDON 
ALBERT JOHN RICCIARDELLI III 



ALEXANDER EDWARD ROCK 
AMANDA JANE CHILDS ROSE 
JILL GRACE ROSOFF 
ROBERT THOMAS RYAN 
MICHAEL DANIEL SAAD 
MARIA ASHLEY SALVO 
JULIE DIANE SCANLON 
WILLLAM BROKAW SCHAUB 
DAVID ARTHUR SCHIEMER 
DANIEL SOLOMON SCHNEIDER 
JULIA CLAIRE SEIBOLT 
MEG KATHLEEN SHANNON 
RACHEL KATRINE SIMON 
TAYLOR PATRICK SIPPLE 
DANA LYNN SKERRY 
JACOB SHAPIRO SMITH 
MICHAEL RYAN STANTON 
CHRISTINA DEMETRA STAVRAKAS 
COURTNEY LAURA STELNKRAUSS 
MOLLY ELIZABETH STEVENS 
JEFFREY BRICTSON SUBY 
AUDREY DAVIDSON SULLIVAN 
SCOTT ANDREW SULLIVAN 
THOMAS OLIVER SWEENEY 
CATHERINE ANN TELIA 
NICOLA CHRISTIENNE TESORERO 
CHRISTOPHER JOHNPAUL THOMAS 
JENNIFER ANNE THOMAS 
TREVYR RHYS THOMAS 
ALEXANDRA MARIE THOMPSON 
PHILIP NEWTON THOMPSON 
MARGARET ROSE THUMA 
COLMAN MATTHEW TISHLER 
LINDSAY MARIE TISSOT 
ERICA CAITLIN TUCCERO 
MEGHAN MACLEAN TUNNEY 
KELSEY GRACE TURNER 
NATHAN RANDALL WALKOWICZ 
MICHAELA RENAE WEGLINSKI 
CALLIE PAIGE WELDON 
JAMES THOMAS WILCOX III 
RYAN LUCAS WILKINSON 
ANTHONY MICHAEL WILSON 
DAVID THOMAS WILSON 
ZACHARY PLACE WLZNITZER 
ANNE TAYLOR WOLFE 
ALBERT GION YU WONG 
SHEENA MARIE WOOD 
CHRISTOPHER MARK WOODS 
DAVID BEIJIA XU 
BENNETT J.AMES YETRA 
MICHAEL FRANCIS ZAPPULLA 
JILLIAN LINDSEY ZIMMER 



MARSHALLS 



.. KEITH CURBOW, 
MICHAEL COTTER 



'NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 



RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 



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MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CIRCA 1887 




AMOS CLARK KINGSBURY HIGH SCHOOL 1961 - 2005 




MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 
2005-Present 



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REPORT OF THE THOMAS A. BLAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

On behalf of the Thomas A. Blake Middle School, it is my pleasure to submit 
this Annual Town Report for the year ending December 31, 2009. The following 
paragraphs will highlight the many accomplishments that took place in our 
learning community. 

CURRICULUM 

Our teachers and content specialists continue to work on developing units of 
study that both engage and provide our students ample time for skill 
development. We regularly review the curriculum to determine if any 
adjustments are necessary. In science, we piloted a lab for all 7 th grade students 
that focused on delivering in-depth Life Science instruction with hands-on 
learning opportunities. In social studies, we utilized in-house technology to 
provide students alternative ways to demonstrate their learning which included 
voice-over narrations and computer scored common assessments. Last year, we 
made changes in our math delivery and those continued with some slight 
modification. In 6 th grade, we continued using our intervention program, Math 
Navigator, which provided our struggling 6 th grade math students with support by 
reviewing basic concepts that are crucial for success in middle school math. Also, 
we identified a group of 7 th and 8 th grade students that needed additional math 
support which we provided twice per week from 6:45 am to 7:30 am. 

We scheduled a number of field trips that gave students an opportunity to learn 
outside of the traditional classroom environment. A few highlights included our 
7 th graders spending a week at the Nature's Classroom facility in Lake George, 
New York and an afternoon in Watertown to watch the Charles Dickens classic, 
A Christmas Carol. Our 8 th graders started the school year by taking a bike ride 
through the various historical sites in Medfield and concluded with a canoe trip 
down the Charles River. In October, they visited historic Salem, Massachusetts , 
which provided excellent backdrop and historical perspective on the novel, The 
Crucible. Last spring, the 8 th graders ended their middle school experience with 
an exciting trip to Washington, D.C. 

The Blake Middle School welcomed many speakers and presenters in 2009. 
These included nationally acclaimed writer Andrew Clements, author of the all- 
school summer reading novel, Things Not Seen. The entire school was also 
treated to a wonderful Veteran's Day performance by Sergeant Daniel Clark 
whose patriotic renditions helped us remember our true heroes, the men and 
women of the United States Armed Forces. Our 8 th grade Career Day activities 
were highlighted by a keynote address from the Boston Celtics President and 
Medfield resident Richard Gotham. In the spring, Holocaust survivor Edgar 

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Krasa met with all 8 th grade students and delivered a powerful and detailed 
account of his time spent in a Nazi concentration camp. Finally, our 6 th grade 
students were treated to Shakespeare Now's performance of A Midsummer 
Night's Dream as well as a visit from the mobile unit of the Boston Museum of 
Science. 

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS 

We are very proud of the hard work and dedication to learning that our students 
regularly demonstrate. As a result of their efforts, many received recognition. 
Seventh grader Ji-Soo Han won the Anti-Defamation League's "World of 
Difference" calendar art contest as well as a local/regional competition of the 
Lions Club International Peace Poster contest. For the second consecutive year, 
7 th grader James Callahan won Blake's Georgraphy Bee competition and also 
competed at the state level. Two of our 8 th graders, John Newlon and Max 
Senkovsky received Distinguished Honor Roll recognition for their top 
performances in the American Math Competition (AMC). These two students 
placed in the top 1% in the competition that involved 150,733 students from 
around the country. In that same competition, the Blake Middle School received 
a School Merit Roll distinction for finishing in the top 2-5% of the 2,372 schools 
that participated. In music, the 7 th grade chorus received a bronze medal at the 
Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) 
Festival. At the Music in the Parks Festival, the 7 th /8 th grade Chorus and Jazz 
Choir all received silver medals for their excellent performances. 

MCAS 

Our spring 2009 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) 
scores were exceptional once again. Highlights included: 

• 85% of our 6 th grade students scored in the Advanced/Proficient range in 
English. 

• 94% of our 7 th grade students scored in the Advanced/Proficient range in 
English. 

• 96% of our 8 th grade students scored in the Advanced/Proficient range in 
English. 

• Our 8 th grade science students scored in the top 3% of 460 middle 
schools in the state. 

In all subjects tested (math, English, science/technology) in grades seven and 
eight, our students finished in the top 5% of middle schools in the state. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE 

In 2009, our school community made significant contributions to organizations in 
need. The Blake Challenge was our largest community service endeavor with 
nearly 500 students and faculty volunteering time to assist local public and 

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private organizations. Our annual Hoops for Hearts event raised $3,100 for the 
American Heart Association and we also collected 1 1 1 coats in our annual Coats 
for Kids drive. Our 6 th grade students collected food baskets for Medfield' s 
Upham House, and our 7 th grade students partnered with Cradles to Crayons, a 
non-profit organization that helps children in need. Our 8 th grade students 
delivered dinners to Tilden Village and ended the calendar year by volunteering 
time to help set up the City of Boston's Christmas in the City event. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Our staff attended various workshops and conferences this past year. In August, 
several staff attended a conference in Boston and were trained in creating 
Professional Learning Communities. Another highlight took place in October 
when several Blake staff were asked to present at the MASSCUE Technology 
Conference held at Gillette Stadium. Throughout the past year, the district 
funded more than 15 Embedded Days, which were used to review, develop, and 
assess various units of study. Regular department meetings and professional 
days provided our staff additional opportunities to share ideas and review student 
data. For example, our entire Math Department has been working with an 
outside consultant with the goal of developing more strategies to use with our 
most struggling math students. In science, we are in our second year of teacher 
immersion in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program. 
As a result of this professional development, our teachers have been 
systematically inserting inquiry methods and global climate content into our 6 th 
grade science curriculum. Finally, approximately 30% of our staff has received 
CPR/AED certification as a result of our in-house training that has taken place 
over the past two years. 

CHINA INITIATIVE 

In 2009, the Blake Middle School embarked on an exciting exchange opportunity 
with the Bengbu Middle School #6, located in Anhui, China. This partnership 
has not only helped our community better understand the Chinese culture, but 
also brought to the forefront the importance of global education. In February, 
Bengbu Middle School Principal Chen visited Medfield for a week. He met with 
staff, students, and various parent groups. It was at this time that both schools 
decided to further the partnership that would include teacher exchanges. As a 
result, our Superintendent of Schools visited Bengbu in April and Medfield 
hosted two teachers from Bengbu for six weeks in October. During that time, 
approximately 200 students from both schools participated in a live Skype 
conference. In 2010, we have planned more teacher exchanges that will include 
students as well. This unique opportunity to collaborate with the Bengbu Middle 
School has made us realize that despite the many instructional differences, both 
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In closing, 2009 was an exciting year at the Blake Middle School. Despite the 
many budgetary challenges we faced, our ability to problem solve and think 
creatively helped to enhance our learning environment. I want to sincerely thank 
our parent community for all of their support. Their caring, generosity and 
commitment to the Medfield Public Schools is greatly appreciated. I consider it 
an honor to serve the Medfield community and I look forward to many more 
accomplishments over the next 12 months. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert Parga 
Principal 



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REPORT OF THE DALE STREET SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

As Principal for the Dale Street School for the 2009 to 2010 school year, I am 
pleased to submit this report for the year ending December 3 1 , 2009. 

ENROLLMENT 

The enrollment at Dale Street School on October 1, 2009 was 233 students in 
grade four and 25 1 students in grade five for a total of 484 students. The average 
class size was in the range of 22/24 students per class. 

INSTRUCTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS 

The major instructional focus this past year at the Dale Street School has been 
implementing our Balanced Literacy Program. Teachers have been provided with 
on-going, sustained professional development during many of the In-Service 
days as well as job-embedded professional days. Our K-5 Literacy and Social 
Studies Curriculum Coordinator facilitated the teacher training in Literacy. Under 
her guidance, a Coalition grant funded 22 classroom libraries that would 
encourage the Independent Reading program. 

Dale Street teachers have also continued the implementation of a new Social 
Studies Program. The McGraw-Hill program is Massachusetts standards-based 
and has a literacy component that matches our goals for a Balanced Literacy 
program. Several grade level meetings and job-embedded days allowed teachers 
the necessary time to evaluate the program, design pacing schedules and 
assessments and share successes and impressions of the program. 

Science has been a focus for Dale Street as well. A new science program (Scott 
Foresman) was purchased for the fifth grade in the fall of 2009. In-Service days 
and job-embedded days have been and will continue to be utilized for science 
teachers to evaluate the new program, design pacing schedules and assessments, 
and share successes and impressions of the program. 

As part of the District's plan to support students who might be at risk of failing 
MCAS tests, Dale Street School started a Math Intervention Program in January 
of 2009. The program called for Individual MCAS Student Success Plans to be 
developed for students who met specific criteria and extra instruction was 
provided in small groups either before or after school. The program focused on 
grade 4 students from January until June 2009. In the fall, the program was 
included during the school day for both grade 4 (two times a week) and grade 5 
(once a week). Careful documentation has been kept by our math specialist to 
assess the individual student's progress. 

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Dale Street has continued to work with the (K-5) Technology Integration 
Specialist. Students in both grade 4 and 5 participate in bi-weekly technology 
periods that integrate the technology standards with information literacy. 
Students also focus on keyboarding skills with a goal of leaving Dale Street able 
to type 20 words per minute without errors and using correct fingering. 

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

Students continued their participation in a number of enrichment activities. As 
part of the unit of study on geology, grade four students visited the Peabody 
Museum. Grade four also attended a play at the Wheelock Family Theatre. Fifth 
grade students attended an interactive tour of Old Sturbridge Village, a field trip 
to the Christa McAuliffe Space Center at Framingham State College and attended 
a play at the Wheelock Family Theater. Fifth grade also attended an in-school 
workshop by Mr. Magnet to support the unit on electricity and magnetism. 
Fourth grade participated in a three week long "Poet in Residence" (Andrew 
Green). Fifth grade participated in a three week long "Author in Residence" 
(Barbara O'Connor). 

School-wide enrichment included the continuation of our Intramural Program, 
the Bullying and Teasing Program, the National Geography Bee and 
performances that featured The Cashore Marionettes; Ben Franklin (Grade 5) 
and Scot Canon Monthly school-wide assemblies touched on the themes of 
bullying and teasing, safety, world hunger, Memorial Day; and school spirit and 
community. 

FUTURE GOALS 

A Strategic Plan has been developed for the Medfield Public Schools. Several 
goals for the Dale Street School have been identified and will be continuously 
reviewed. A sampling of these goals is as follows: 

♦> Implement a Balanced Literacy program that continues the work of K-3 but 
is appropriate for an upper elementary school 
Implement a Reading and Math Intervention program 

Continue to review and revise the Character Education program with an 
emphasis on bullying and teasing and cyberbullying 
Implement the new social studies curriculum in both grades 4 and 5 
Continue the process of documenting the science curriculum and implement 
the new grade 5 curriculum 

Review and revise the technology standards with an added emphasis on 
integrating technology into the curriculum and differentiating instruction 
Continue to update, upgrade, repair and maintain the school facility 



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STAFF RECOGNITION 

The Dale Street staff has worked incredibly hard through a variety of changes, 
improvements and challenges. They are a tremendously committed and dedicated 
staff who cares about each other and works together to provide the best education 
possible to the students of Dale Street. 

PUBLIC/PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT 

Throughout the school year the Dale Street School Council, The Medfield 
Coalition for Public Education (MCPE), The Special Education Advisory 
Council (SEPAC) and the Community School Association (CSA) have continued 
to provide opportunities for parental involvement with the goal of strengthening 
the tie between home and school. 

The CSA provided Dale Street School with funding for classroom libraries; the 
fifth grade celebration; the fifth grade yearbooks; classroom celebrations; 
classroom needs; sponsored the Holiday Create-A-Craft Fair and Kids Night Out, 
raised funds through SCRIP, and the sale of Yankee Candles and provided our 
volunteer force in the Library Media Center. 

The School Council continues to support the development of school goals, to 
provide input into the development of the school budget and School 
Improvement Plan. 

We continue to be incredibly grateful for the tremendous support from both our 
parents and the Medfield community. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Kim L. Cave 
Principal 



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REPORT OF THE RALPH WHEELOCK SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I am pleased to report on the school year ending December 3 1 , 2009 in my sixth 
year as principal of the Ralph Wheelock School. 

Our student body this past year was made up of 444 students in grades 2/3, and 6 
students from the TEC and ACCEPT collaborative programs housed in our 
school. 

Dedicated teachers and staff continued their commitment to differentiating 
instruction for our students with professional development in the teaching of 
mathematics and the use of assessments in guiding both math and reading 
instruction. Through the generosity of the Medfield Coalition for Public 
Education, several Wheelock teachers also attended a 3-day workshop as part of 
the K-5 elementary team to study writing. 

Curriculum highlights included special excitement over the inauguration of our 
country's 44 th president at the start of the year. Students from the middle school 
enlivened third grade social studies lessons with the staging of a mock debate 
between presidential candidates. The debate was organized by our 'retired' third 
grade colleague, Mrs. Cheryl Dunlea, who ensured students were up to date on 
the issues. Students paid particular attention to the candidates' positions on 
global warming, expressing particular concern about the polar bear. 

We moved beyond our country's borders last year as well with a visit from 
Principal Chen of China who came to the district as part of an administrator 
exchange program. In preparation for a special assembly in honor of our guest, 
students enrolled in the Mandarin course at the high school came to Wheelock to 
teach our students a special song in Principal Chen's native language. 

The high point of our year as a school community was our participation in the 
Special Olympics. Our athletes participated in training sessions for their track 
and field events with members of the high school Best Buddies program under 
the direction of Coach Slason. Another generous grant from the MCPE funded 
t-shirts and buses to take the athletes, classmates and staff to the event, where we 
all walked away feeling as if we'd won the gold. 

Our larger school community continued to support us last fall with the clean-up 
of the trail to our outdoor classroom, and the creation of a viewing platform. The 
renovation and construction was under the direction of Henry D'Angelo, who 
orchestrated the effort as his Eagle Scout project. 



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As I look back on a year in which we were faced with a grim economy and 
strained budgets, I am proud to report that we have been able to maintain the high 
quality of our programs through the remarkable efforts of staff, volunteers and 
community members who care deeply about children. 

It is with a heavy heart however, that I report the loss of our beloved colleague, 
friend, teacher and librarian, Susan Pope. Susan was posthumously awarded her 
30 year service pin, an award accepted by colleagues in her honor at our opening 
faculty meeting in September. I cannot find the words to describe Susan's 
influence upon her family, friends, colleagues and, most especially, her students. 
The pebble she dropped in our pond will continue to ripple forever. 

How very lucky we all are that she called Medfield home. 

Respectfully submitted, 
M.Patricia Allen 
Principal 




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REPORT OF THE MEMORIAL SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

As principal of the Memorial School, I respectfully submit my annual report for 
the year ending December 3 1 , 2009. 

ENROLLMENT AND STAFFING 

The Memorial School services students in our integrated preschool, kindergarten 
and grade one programs. Memorial's enrollment as of October 1, 2009 totaled 
445 students. This total was comprised of 51 preschoolers enrolled in morning, 
afternoon and extended day session, 204 kindergartners who attend morning, 
afternoon or full day sessions, and 190 first grade students. 

This school year saw an unexpected growth in the number of new enrollments of 
kindergarten aged children. In response, an additional half day session of 
kindergarten was added. Conversely, the number of first grade students 
decreased, so the number of first grade classrooms was reduced by one. Although 
the enrollment required us to reassign staff, due to a retirement we were able to 
retain our classroom teachers. The shift in population did mean the reduction of 
a full time teaching position to half time, and the elimination of a part time health 
teacher. 

INSTRUCTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS 

The Memorial School staff continually strives to expand their knowledge of 
instructional techniques and current best practices to provide excellence in 
learning for our students. To achieve this goal, teachers have participated in a 
variety of training opportunities through district sponsored workshops, colleges 
and professional organizations. 

The Medfield Coalition for Public Education approved a grant supporting the 
initial work needed to investigate strategies for improving our Response to 
Intervention (RTI). A team of five educators lead by a consultant studied the 
various models of RTI and made recommendations as to how to move from the 
discrepancy model, which determines student eligibility for special education 
services through testing and evaluation, to the intervention model which 
implements strategic instructional approaches and progress monitoring to support 
students as they learn. The task force focused on literacy interventions. At the 
inception of the 2009-2010 school year, another committee was formed. The 
members of this group met with members of the original group and participated 
in a guided self study to increase their knowledge of RTI. This newly formed 
group later attended a two day workshop at the Massachusetts Elementary 

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Principals Association to gain more insight into the implementation of RTI 
models. The critical points that are forming our professional discussions are that 
all kindergarten and grade one students will be screened with universal tools 
throughout the year, and children identified as needing literacy support are 
provided with targeted instruction. Their progress is monitored in short intervals 
of time to determine the effectiveness of the approach. 

This transition to an RTI model has brought about professional development 
focused on student learning and common assessment. Faculty members are 
looking at data to quantify learning and insure that quality of education is 
adequate for all students. As with any change, time and reassessment is 
necessary, but the interest in continually improving early literacy success for all 
children is high. 

We continue to modify and improve instruction to ensure parity between 
classrooms and continuity from grade to grade. This year marked our second full 
year of implementing the Investigations Math program at Memorial School. 
Teachers reported more confidence in delivering instruction. The first grade 
teachers are piloting several math unit assessments to determine the best method 
of assessing mathematical literacy. The use of the proposed assessments will 
align with tools already established in second and third grades. 

Our very young students arrive at Memorial School already exposed to 
technology. This year, teachers received training focused on state frameworks 
requirements for young learners. The training sessions focused on early 
keyboarding skills and imbedding currently owned software into the curriculum. 



COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 

Memorial School is most fortunate to have the remarkable involvement of 
parents and community members in our building at all times. Volunteers assist in 
our library, lunchroom, and classrooms. Senior citizens volunteer their time as 
greeters and classroom helpers. The Memorial Community School Association 
(CSA) has raised funds for our visiting performers and authors. They have 
purchased library and classroom books and unit materials. The volunteers work 
closely with the Memorial staff members to bring in authors, poets and 
performers who enhance our curriculum. 

Once again a successful Winter Carnival was hosted by the Memorial School. 
Given the economic climate, the organizers were sensitive to pricing of tickets. 
The day was very well attended and ample funds were raised for Memorial and 
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Our Literacy Lab continues to be a vital part of our instruction. The four 
computers in the lab were paid for by the CSA two years ago. The operation of 
the lab is fully supported by volunteer parents who arrive daily and assist 
children while they learn from Lexia and SuperPhonics software. 

From the day a child begins his/her educational journey at Memorial School, the 
process of understanding how he/she fits as a member of a community begins. 
Our goal is to help our young students begin to develop an understanding of the 
world around them. In conjunction with our Social Competency program and 
social studies curriculum several drives were held. The children earned coins for 
UNICEF, brought in food donations for the Medfield Food Cupboard, and 
collected gently used books for needy schools and libraries. 



FUTURE TRENDS 

After discussions with members of the Leadership Team, it was determined that 
we would not be expanding our full day kindergarten program beyond the one 
classroom that exists. The economic climate and the possibility of the State 
Hospital property project increasing enrollments in the near future prevent us 
from expanding at this time. However, it is clear that academic demands have 
increased for the kindergarten population over the past decade. The kindergarten 
staff will continue discussions on how to best balance the current curriculum 
demands with the half day schedule. 

Efforts to further develop an RTI model and communicate changes to all parties 
will continue throughout 2010. Professional development in the area of literacy 
instruction and intervention techniques will keep teachers current in best 
practices. 

In this busy world, we notice that children are challenged by the many stimuli 
around them. In 2010, we will explore methods for helping all children self-calm 
and manage stress in their daily lives. 



As my fourth year as principal of the Memorial School progresses, I feel most 
fortunate to work with a highly qualified and motivated staff. The community of 
Medfield continues to uphold its commitment to the education of its children. 
The collaborative efforts of parents, teachers, support staff and community 
members are reflected in the successes of our students. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Andrea Trasher 
Principal 

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REPORT OF THE PUPIL SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I wish to submit my Pupil Services Department report for the year ending 
December 3 1,2008. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION 

The student enrollment in the special education program has remained consistent 
with the previous year, ages 6-12, and slight increase in young children. 

Students 
ages 3-5 
ages 6-17 
ages 18-21 



Most of our children receive their services within our school system as indicated 
below: 

Special Education Figures Only Dec. 1, 2009 

Grades K-5 166 

Grades 6-8 83 

Grades 9-12 84 

Collaborative Placements 9 

Private Day 18 



This has been a busy and productive year for special education services. This 
year we focused on three primary goals, RTI, Parent Handbook and the 
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Mid-cycle Review. 

MID-CYCLE REVIEW 

It has been three years since our comprehensive program review; hence we were 
scheduled for a mid-cycle review. This review focused on implementation of the 
changes in the regulations since 2005. We have met all standards and the school 
district is in compliance with all of the criteria monitored during the Mid-cycle 
Review. 



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PARENT HANDBOOK 

We have completed our parent handbook. The handbook provides parents with 
information on the special education process from evaluation to placement, a 
description of our services by school and information regarding the specialized 
instructional methodologies we use with children with disabilities. The 
handbook is posted on the school department website. 

RTI - RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION 

Through the support of a very generous grant from the Medfield Coalition for 
Public Education, a team of Memorial School teachers has worked diligently this 
school year to develop guidelines for implementation of the Response to 
Intervention model (RTI) at Memorial School. The goal of RTI is to provide a 
framework for systematically determining how well instruction is working and 
making adjustments to increase learning for all children. 

PRESCHOOL 

The integrated preschool providers have 6 half day early childhood sessions 
servicing 25 four year old and 25 three year old children. The preschool 
continues as a voting member of the Charles River Community Partnership 
Council and is curently in the process of renewing voluntary accreditation 
through NEAYC. 

GUIDANCE SERVICES 

The guidance program in the Medfield Public Schools works to meet the needs of 
all students and is based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for 
Guidance. Children have access to a guidance counselor beginning in the second 
grade. This guidance counselor works part time in both the Wheelock School 
and the Dale Street School. Three full time guidance counselors work at the 
Blake Middle School. Medfield High School has three traditional guidance 
counselors who work with students through alphabetically divided caseloads. 
There is a caseload that is shared among the guidance content specialist and 
another guidance counselor in the guidance office. This guidance counselor 
works directly with students who may have more specific needs in the high 
school and provides resources for her colleagues. The guidance content 
specialist works to oversee the guidance programming for all students within the 
district. 

The Blake guidance department is a critical piece of the daily operations of the 
middle school. The goal of the office is to assist all students achieve academic 
success, healthy self-esteem, time management, sensitivity to the needs of others 
and the ability to cope with change. Each of the three guidance counselors 

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teaches group guidance classes for students in grades six through eight, which is 
specific to the developmental needs of the students. Through the group guidance 
classes, individual counseling, and interactions with colleagues and parents, the 
counselors work to foster the personal growth of each student. 

The Medfield High School guidance program focuses on the academic, social, 
and emotional well being of each student. The counselors develop relationships 
with their students beginning with the transition from eighth grade through high 
school graduation. The office works collaboratively in their curriculum 
planning to ensure that all students receive the appropriate curriculum based on 
their developmental needs. 

Improved communication with parents, students, and teachers is a constant goal 
within the office. There is a standing Guidance Advisory that meets. It is 
comprised of parents, students and the guidance counselors and meets to discuss 
current concerns or issues within the office. The guidance office uses Edline, e- 
mails, newsletters, and the website to communicate effectively with parents and 
students. Parent coffees and evening programs are conducted for each of the four 
grades to support the guidance curriculum. In addition, the web based tool, 
Naviance, has become an effective means to support the efforts made by the 
guidance office in all grades of the high school. 

Last year, the high school guidance office began recognizing National School 
Counselors Week. Daily newsletters were created for teachers which featured 
tips and information specific to the guidance office. The guidance office 
distributed a newsletter to parents during this week as well. 

In the fall of 2009, the Massachusetts School Counselor Association recognized 
the high school guidance office for the Massachusetts Accountability Report 
Card that it produced. This Report Card reflects the standards set forth in the 
Guidance Curriculum Frameworks and needs to meet specific criteria defined by 
the School Counselor Association. 

SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES 

Four full-time and two half-time nurses provide services to students in pre-school 
through grade twelve. The role of the school nurse continues to expand as the 
student population faces a broad spectrum of complex health issues. The nurses 
provide: health assessments (including blood pressure, cardiac, peak flow, 
pulmonary and blood sugar monitoring), injury assessment and first aid, 
medication administration, field trip preparations, psychosocial support and 
referrals, as well as assisting in maintaining a healthy school environment. 
The diverse role of the school nurse also includes: coordinating the care for 
children with special health care needs, writing and supporting individualized 
health care plans, participation at special education team meetings, conducting 

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home visits as recommended by the school planning team, providing education 
on health issues for students, staff, and parents, as well as performing state 
mandated screenings and monitoring state requirements including physical 
examination and immunization records. 

Visits to the health offices last year included 30,747 student visits and 1,976 staff 
visits. Additionally, over 7500 health screenings were conducted, including: 
vision and hearing, scoliosis, pediculosis, and height and weights with body mass 
indexes calculated. Ninety students were referred for further medical evaluation. 
The nurses greatly appreciated community volunteers who assisted in completing 
vision and hearing screenings in all our schools. 

The health rooms were especially busy the spring of '09, with the appearance of 
the H1N1 Flu in the community. In addition to triaging an increased number of 
students and staff with Flu like illness, the nurses participated in surveillance of 
the disease for the Department of Public Health. 

A sincere thank you is extended to the school nurses, nurse leader, Kathy 
Thompson at Dale St, Maryellen Zappulla at Memorial, Nancy Schiemer at 
Wheelock, Tricia Williams at Blake Middle, Mary Patch and Janet Connelly at 
the Medfield High School. During the months of October, November and 
December the nurses conducted 15 after school H1N1 and seasonal Flu clinics, 
administering over 2,200 doses of seasonal and H1N1 Flu vaccine to students 
and staff. 

PERSONNEL 

We are pleased that Ms. Nancy Giammarco has joined our department as the 
Pre K-3 Inclusion Coordinator at Memorial and Wheelock Schools. Ms. Megan 
Mercier joins us as the out-of-district coordinator replacing Dawn Sockol, who 
retired after devoting 26.4 years to the children and families of Medfield. 

This is my final town report. In closing, I would like to thank the School 
Committee and the community for supporting the Pupil Services Department. I 
am extremely grateful to have worked in an excellent school system and a caring 
community for the past fifteen years. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Kathleen McArdle 
Director of Pupil Services 



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REPORT OF THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR 



To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I respectfully submit my annual report as the athletic director for the Medfield 
Public Schools for the year ending December 3 1 , 2009. 

It is my pleasure to report that for the fifteenth year in a row over seventy-five 
percent of the student body participated in athletics. This statistic reaffirms the 
integral part athletics play in our school and the education of our children. 

My goal will be to continue to emphasize the tradition of sportsmanship, which 
has been our history here in Medfield. Fair play, competition, goal setting, team 
work, are just a few of the life lessons that athletics can teach. Athletics truly is 
the other half of education. 

We offer 27 varsity interscholastic sports to our students. This year we won ten 
Tri Valley League Championships, and 70% of all our contests. 

Boys and girls interscholastic teams were offered at three levels during the past 
year. The following is the entire athletic coaching staff by season: 





WINTER 




Basketball (Boys) 


Varsity 


Herb Grace 
Ken Brackett 




Junior Varsity 


Al Necchi 




Freshman 


Evan Moon 


Basketball (Girls) 


Varsity 


Mark Nickerson 
Ellen Willey 




Junior Varsity 


Paul Coutinho 




Freshman 


Jess Safer 


Cheering 




Jessica Durdel 


Ice Hockey (Boys) 


Varsity 


Toby Carlow 
Tony lafolla 




Junior Varsity 


Rob Lynch 


Ice Hockey (Girls) 


Varsity 


John Panciocco 
Doug Kay 


Indoor Track (Boys) 




Miranda Whitmore 
Tom Woods 



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Indoor Track (Girls) 




Melinda Tufel 
Nick Stevens 


Gymnastics 


Varsity 


Michelle Hopping 
Bill Matyskiel 


Swimming 


Varsity 

SPRING 


Vicky Buccholz 


Baseball 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Matt Marenghi 
Mike Mason 
Jeff Cambridge 


Softball 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 


Sue Pratt 
Travis Taliaferro 


Tennis (Boys) 


Varsity 

Assistant 


Vincent Joseph 
Andy Delery 


Tennis (Girls) 


Varsity 
Assistant 


Ross Irwin 
Kristen Kirby 


Track and Field (Boys) 


Varsity 


Melinda Tufel 
Bernie Shea 
Mike Kraemer 


Track and Field (Girls) 


Varsity 


Nick Stevens 

Miranda Whitmore 

Tom Woods 


Volleyball (Boys) 


Varsity 


John Hastings 


Lacrosse (Boys) 


Varsity 

Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Robert Aronson 

Michael Douglas 
Evan Moon 



Lacrosse (Girls) 



Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 



Sara Burman 
Jason Heim 
Leora Seri 



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FALL 



Golf 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 


George Callahan 
Mark Nickerson 


Cross Country 


Varsity 
Assistant 


Michael Kraemer 
Bernie Shea 


Cross Country 


Varsity 
Assistant 


Miranda Whitmore 
Cindy Appleyard 


Field Hockey 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Mike Mason 

Sue Pratt 

Lisa Bass Sailer 


Football 


Varsity 
Assistant 
Assistant 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Mike Slason 
Nick Stevens 
Erik Ormberg 
Brian Gavaghan 
Vincent Joseph 


Soccer (Boys) 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Jason Heim 
Paul Coutinho 
Travis Taliaffero 


Soccer (Girls) 


Varsity 
Assistant 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Michael LaFrancesca 
Melinda Lohan 
Kelly Dengos 
John Kendall 


Volleyball (Girls) 


Varsity 
Assistant 
Freshman 


John Hastings 

Sarah Rodenhi 

Amanda Altimar 



All of our interscholastic teams participate in the Tri- Valley League which 
consists of Ashland, Bellingham, Dover- Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, 
Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norton and Westwood. Medfield is currently ranked 
third in the TVL in total enrollment, grades nine through twelve. The league is 
highly competitive in all sports for boys and girls. Tri- Valley teams traditionally 
are quite successful in state tournament play. 



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Our athletic highlights begin with the winter season, 2008-2009. The girls 
basketball team had an undefeated regular season record, going 20-0 and winning 
the TVL. Marissa Pendergast and Jen McBrien were voted first team all stars in 
the league. The girls qualified for state tournament play for the twentieth year in 
a row. The girls made it to the South Sectional semi-finals in their tournament 
run. Our boys team finished their season with a 20-0 record, good for first place 
in the league. Connor Hatten was the League Most Valuable Player. Girls indoor 
track had an outstanding record of 7-1, led by sophomore Alex Stanton. Our boys 
indoor track team was 5-2, and placed second in the league. The girls ice hockey 
bounced back from a sophomore slump and posted a 12-7-1 record qualifying for 
the state tournament. Our girls swim team was 4-4 on the season. The boys swim 
team was 6-6 in a very competitive league. Our girls gymnastics finished their 
season at 7-6. 

The spring of 2009 was another successful season for our Warriors. Softball had 
a 7-1 1 record almost qualifying for the tournament. Our baseball team finished 
12-8 and made the tournament under third year coach Matt Marenghi. Our girls 
tennis team was 13-5 in another outstanding season. The boys tennis team 
finished 11-3 and qualified again for the state tournament for the twentieth 
consecutive year. Boys track finished with a record of 9-0 winning the tough 
TVL. Our girls track team finished 6-3 finishing second in the TVL. The boys 
lacrosse team had a remarkable season. They finished the regular season with a 
20-0 record and won the league for the ninth year in a row. The team made it all 
the way to the sectional finals before losing to a tough Concord-Carlisle team. 
The girls lacrosse finished the season 9-10-1 just missing the tournament. The 
boys volleyball team had some great late season wins and qualified for the 
tournament with a 10-6 record. 

Fall 2009 was very exciting for our Warrior teams. The girls volleyball won the 
TVL with a 20-0 mark. The team continued its era of dominance by going on to 
beat Bourne in the State Finals for its fourth championship in five years. Allison 
Le-Bruno was selected as the league MVP. Our girls volleyball team was the 
number one ranked team in the state for the second year in a row! The football 
team finished the season with a 2-9 record. The field hockey went 12-4-2 in 
another outstanding season. Boys soccer finished their season 1 1-3-4. Our girls 
soccer program had a great season, and finished 8-3-7, with a young team. Our 
cross country program has a season to remember. Both boys and girls teams 
were undefeated and won the Tri Valley League! Joe Smith was the league MVP. 
The golf team had a 15-4 record, and Chris Melvin was the league Most Valuable 
Player. 



The annual All Sports Awards Night was held in late May at Medfield High 
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evening including the eigthth annual Thomas Reis Sportsmanship Award which 
was presented this year to Beth Maguire and Brett Hayes. At the banquet in 
addition to the individual sport MVP awards, Jake Kramer and Jacky 
McLaughlin were selected as the 2008-2009 Scholar Athlete recipients. 
Medfield High School's "Wall of Fame" inductees were Brett Vollmuth, Class of 
2002 and Chi Chi Aduba, Class of 2000. 

This concludes my annual report as the Director of Athletics. On behalf of all the 
Warriors, I would like to thank the School Committee, the administration, and 
the community for all of their support throughout the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jon Kirby 

Director of Athletics 



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REPORT OF THE MEDFIELD COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

PROGRAM 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

The Community Education Program continued its tradition of offering a wide 
variety of classes designed to meet the needs of our students and adult learners. 
This year the scope of the adult education program grew significantly. The 
programs now included in the community education program include: 

ADULT EDUCATION 

The brochure comes out twice a year and offers a diverse selection of courses 
looking to meet the needs of the Medfield community. There are four major 
categories in our brochure. They include: career and financial planning, exercise, 
sports and activities; instructional courses; and a trip and travel section. We hope 
to add more courses in the future. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly 
appreciated. 

TEACHER WELLNESS PROGRAMS 

These courses were designed to relieve stress and improve the mental and 
emotional health of our faculty. Trips were planned, professional golf instruction 
was offered, exercise classes including Pilates, yoga and spinning were scheduled 
to meet the needs of our teachers and staff. 

INTRAMURALS 

The goal of the intramural program was to offer activities to all our children. The 
popular fun and fitness programs in the Memorial and Wheelock Schools were 
expanded. The programs in the Dale Street School and the Blake Middle School 
continued to thrive. The high school's program centered on our new fitness room 
and offered activities before and after school. 

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS 

These programs offered in the Memorial, Wheelock and Dale Street Schools 
were designed with working parents in mind. Programs were offered in each 
school starting at 7:00a.m. The after school portion of our program was operated 
in conjunction with our fun and fitness intramural programs. 

SUMMER EXPERIENCE 

This program is directed by Kim Estes and run out of the Memorial School 
during the summer months. The tradition of excellence has continued and will be 

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enhanced by a full day program this summer and the addition of Herb Grace as a 
co-director. 

A new program that was instituted this past summer was the Warrior Athletic 
Camps. This program was another way for our youth to gain access to our new 
facilities. We offered summer experiences in volleyball, soccer, basketball, and 
weight training. We hope that this program will continue to grow. 

We look forward to the future of the community education program and what it 
can offer to the citizens of Medfield. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Jon Kirby 
Director 



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TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 2009 



BIRTHS 2009 





JANUARY 


111 


JULY 


1/2 


Mason D Allan 


Eleanor E Granfors 


1/6 


Emersyn R Cox 


7/8 


Alec J Diiorio 


1/12 


Lila B Quinlan 


7/11 


Melina M Wade 


1/25 


Anthony T Marcucci 


7/14 


Audrey V Grandinetti 


1/25 


Daniel N McCarthy 


7/16 


Braden M Dodge 






7/19 


Jody A Sarboot 




FEBRUARY 


7/19 


Cara J Aronowitz 


2/10 


William J Foscaldo 


7/23 


Soren Harold Krauss 


2/25 


Sarah C Stein 


7/27 


Nyla J Toubeau 






7/28 


Sadie P Bigelow 




MARCH 






3/17 


Ryan K Foley 




AUGUST 


3/19 


Cole J Bryson 


8/3 


Frans J Weterrings, IV 


3/20 


Jackson G Harnapp 


8/5 


Griffin R Lorch 






8/7 


Abigail K Boxmeyer 




APRIL 


8/7 


Owen D Boxmeyer 


4/6 


Casey J Grimm 


8/21 


Luke A Mazzaferro 


4/13 


Cecilia M Donohue 


8/30 


Mallory K Cira 


4/14 


Zacharia O El Abd 






4/24 


Maya E Romagnolo 




SEPTEMBER 


4/25 


Mason W Matos 


9/17 


Garrett J Nugent 


4/28 


Ethan P Geishecker 


9/24 


Xavier G Brownlee 




MAY 




OCTOBER 


5/5 


James T Lockwood 


10/3 


Lydia M Mynahan 


5/11 


Rebecca T Powers 


10/15 


Maverick J MacPherson 


5/15 


Aila R Dennehy 


10/19 


Rae A Lee 


5/18 


Hannah G Sawyer 


10/21 


William M Keaveney 


5/21 


Liam M Sullivan 


10/23 


Chase R Sullivan 


5/25 


Anna S Wilson 


10/27 


Liya Raut 


5/28 


Caitlin A Dolan 


10/28 


Sebastian J Cole 


5/28 


Bethany W Harrington 






5/28 


John R Kraus 




NOVEMBER 


5/30 


Lyla J Whitechurch 


11/5 


Rowan J Hoffman 






11/6 


Georgia M Foscaldo 




JUNE 


11/8 


Fiona M Bligh 


6/1 


Greyson J Perachi 


11/21 


Eric J Gelormini 


6/13 


Colin M Wilson 


11/16 


Meghan G Olenik 


6/15 


Vivien R Lichtenstein 


11/20 


Shea D Blood 


6/18 


Avery S Boylan 


11/29 


Lucas C Patel 


6/26 


Maeve J Riley 







174 





DECEMBER 


12/4 


Anne V Flippo 


12/4 


Sadie C Morrison 


12/4 


Kate E St Mary 


12/17 


Luke J Dickson 


12/26 


Tiernan N Thompson 


12/27 


Connor D Hanna 



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MARRIAGES 2009 



1/2 



1/10 



2/11 



JANUARY 

Adam M Sarboot 
Farah F Essarbut 
Deborah J Brodeur 
John M Roman, Jr 

FEBRUARY 

Christopher G Haynes 
Melissa A Williams 

MARCH 



3/14 


Paul F Walsh 




Arlene Fitzgerald 




MAY 


5/16 


David C Steele 




Kathleen S Early 


5/22 


Thomas E Robbins 




Elizabeth L Windsor 




JULY 


7/11 


James C Salvia 




Kimberly A Zaia 


7/25 


Cindi A Giugliano 




Michael C Cascio 


7/25 


Scott A Hirsch 




Marisa M Breda 


7/25 


Brian E Vozzella 




Kristen E Heavey 




AUGUST 



8/15 Melissa M Melillo 

Ryan M Golden 
8/18 Brian T Killilea 

Nicole S O'Connor 
8/28 Edward A Duck 

Dorrie H Kanter 
8/29 Erica L Vallon 

Donald R Chaplin 
8/30 Sandra G Bock 

Sherrill A Salisbury 



SEPTEMBER 

9/4 Mark Reed 

Michelle T Newman 

OCTOBER 

10/9 Colin O'Sullivan 
Tiffany E Leary 

10/11 Ashley G Dischino 
Robert R Tanguay 

NOVEMBER 

11/7 Luke Tuomenoksa 
Sarah O Allen 



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DEATHS 2009 





JANUARY 


7/18 


Arthur N Copithorne, 


1/11 


Gertrude M Goularte 






1/14 


George R Govers 




AUGUST 


1/22 


Peter P Dundon 


8/7 


Lily C Pyne 


1/29 


Francis D Rossi 


8/10 


Earle C Kerr 






8/15 


Lauryl J Munroe 




FEBRUARY 


8/16 


Joseph F McDermott 


2/2 


Dorothea A Scott 


8/22 


Marion T Miner 


2/14 


Robert M Fletcher, Sr 


8/23 


Susan Pope 


2/16 


Angelo Santucci 






2/25 


Kathleen T Harrod 




SEPTEMBER 






9/14 


Paul M Connelly 




MARCH 


9/17 


George L Walsh, Sr 


3/2 


Kenneth P Stavris 


9/29 


Virginia M Dorr 


3/7 


Richard C Crowell 






3/11 


Christine V Greenaway 




OCTOBER 


3/27 


Lydia Ellen Reynolds 


10/2 


Lance J Jacobson 






10/3 


Timothy S Worthy 




APRIL 


10/3 


Michelle M Worthy 


4/26 


Dennis H Mack 


10/6 


Ann M Mott 


4/28 


Virginia Kerr 


10/7 


Laurie a Hood 






10/21 


Elaine B Pederzini 




MAY 






5/7 


Edward F LaCroix 




NOVEMBER 


5/8 


Jodi A Buerger 


11/15 


Carmela Lozeau 


5/8 


Joseph F Erskine, Jr 


11/18 


Antonia R Mancinelli 


5/10 


Florence C Iafolla 






5/29 


Carolyn F Lindblad 




DECEMBER 






12/6 


George DeVenanzi 




JUNE 


12/18 


Edith L Swain 


6/9 


Shirley H Matthews 


12/20 


Margaret A Murphy 


6/10 


Arthur M Park 


12/30 


Edward J Drozdick 


6/16 


Catherine V Kenney 






6/18 


John W Evans 






6/18 


Laura Schmidt 






6/19 


Joseph R Ventresco 






6/23 


Elizabeth Mayer 






6/28 


Constance R Colvin 






6/29 


Margaret C Bouin 
JULY 






7/4 


Mary A Feeley 






7/4 


Amanda L Murray 







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TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 

MARCH 30, 2009 



Norfolk, ss. 

To the Constables of the Town of Medfield in said County, Greetings: 

In the Name of the Commonwealth, you are directed to notify and warn the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections and in town 
affairs, to meet at The CENTER at Medfield, located on Ice House Road in said 
Medfield, on MONDAY, the thirtieth day of March, A.D., 2009 at 6:00 o'clock 
A.M., then and there to choose all Town Officers required to be elected annually 
by ballot, viz: 

One Moderator for a term of one year. 

One Selectman, one Town Clerk, one Assessor, one member of the School 

Committee, one Park and Recreation Commissioner, one Trust Fund 

Commissioner and two Trustees of the Public Library, each for a term of three 

years. 

One member of the Planning Board and one member of the Housing Authority 

each for term of five years. 

The polls will be open at 6:00 o'clock A.M. and shall be closed at 8:00 o'clock 
P.M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an attested copy thereof, in 
the usual place for posting warrants in said Medfield, seven days at least before 
the time of holding said Town Meeting. 



Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with your doings thereon, 
unto the Town Clerk at the time and place of the Town Meeting aforesaid. Given 
unto our hands this 19th day of March, Two-Thousand and Nine. 



Osier L. Peterson, Chairman S/ 
Ann B. Thompson S/ 
Mark L. Fisher S/ 
BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



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By virtue of this Warrant, I have notified and warned the Inhabitants of the Town 
of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections and at town meetings, by posting 
attested copies of the same at five public places seven days before the date of the 
elections as within directed. 

Constable: Michelle Bento S/ 

Date: March 20, 2009 

TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 

MARCH 30, 2009 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, the polls were opened at 6:00 A.M. with 
reading of the warrant and the swearing in of the election workers present. The 
ballot boxes were inspected and found to be in working order, specimen ballots 
posted, voting list was displayed and instruction to the voters posted. 

WARDEN: Emmy Mitchell 
ASSISTANT WARDEN: Al Allegretto 

TELLERS: Michael Costa, Ruth Chick, John Hand, Rita Allegretto, Pat Shapiro, 
Virginia Whyte and Martha Smick 

The polls were closed at 8:00 P.M. 

The total vote was 201 . There are 8,203 registered voters, 2% of voters voting. 







PRECINCT 






I 


2 3 4 


TOTAL 


MODERATOR (one yr) VOTE FOR ONE 








Scott F. McDermott 


45 


57 37 42 


181 


Write In 









Blanks 






20 
201 


TOWN CLERK (three yrs) VOTE FOR 








ONE 








Carol A. Mayer 


45 


59 38 40 


182 


Write In 









Blanks 






19 
201 



SELECTMEN (three yrs) VOTE FOR ONE 

179 



Osier Peterson 35 46 30 34 145 

Write In 5 

Blanks 51 

201 
ASSESSOR (three yrs) VOTE FOR ONE 

Thomas V. Sweeney, Jr 47 61 40 40 188 

Write In 

Blanks 13 

201 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE (three yrs) VOTE FOR 

ONE 
Susan Ruzzo 42 54 36 35 167 

Write In 

Blanks 34 

201 



LIBRARY TRUSTEE (three yrs) VOTE FOR 












NOT MORE THAN TWO 












Jane Ready 


43 


53 


38 


37 


171 


Maura McNicholas 


45 


53 


38 


35 


171 


Write In 













Blanks 










60 
402 



PLANNING BOARD (five yrs) VOTE FOR 
ONE 

Ellisa Franco 44 55 35 36 170 

Write In 

Blanks 31 

201 

PARK COMMISSIONER (three yrs) VOTE 

FOR ONE 
Thomas Caragliano 43 51 35 30 159 

Write In 

Blanks 42 

201 
HOUSING AUTHORITY (five yrs) VOTE FOR 

ONE 
Lisa Donovan 45 55 37 36 173 

Write In 

Blanks 28 

201 

TRUST FUND COMMISSIONER (three yrs) 

VOTE FOR ONE 
Georgia Colivas 13 3 3 10 

180 



4 


1 


2 


2 


9 


3 


6 


2 





11 
171 
201 



Michael Sullivan 
Write In 
Blanks 



After the results were announced, the checked ballots, voting lists and tally sheets 
were turned over to the Town Clerk for safekeeping as prescribed by law. 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 

Carol A. Mayer, CMC/CM MC S\ 
TOWN CLERK 

March 3 1,2009 



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TOWN OF MEDFIELD 
WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

2009 

Norfolk, ss. 

To the Constables of the Town of Medfield in said County, Greetings: 

In the Name of the Commonwealth, you are directed to notify and warn the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections and in town 
affairs, to meet at the Amos Clark Kingsbury School gymnasium, located on 
South Street in said Medfield, on MONDAY first day of June, A.D., 2009, 
commencing at 7:30 P.M. to act on the following articles: 

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to accept the reports of the several Town 
Officers for the past year. 

(Board of Selectmen) 

It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 6/1/2009) 

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to accept the following named sums as 
Perpetual Trust Funds for the care of lots in the Vine Lake Cemetery, the interest 
thereof as may be necessary for said care, viz. 

PERPETUAL CARE 2008 



Kevin Robinson 

James Gips 

Thomas McQuillan 

Edward Campbell 

Paul and Mary Ledwith 

Ann T. Clancy 

James and Anne Morgan 

Lisa Ogrinc 

Peter and Elizabeth Bertoni 

Walter and Felicia Mello 

Kristin and Will Goddin 

Charles and Shirley Sullivan 

Janice Mercandante 

Charles and Pauline Karafotias 

William Conlon 

Michele McLoughlin 

Masoud Etezadi 

Robert Larkin 



$ 2,200.00 
$2,200.00 
$2,200.00 
$1,100.00 
$2,200.00 
$1,100.00 
$2,200.00 
$2,200.00 
$ 2,200.00 
$2,200.00 
$1,100.00 
$1,100.00 
$2,200.00 
$2,200.00 
$1,100.00 
$ 1,100.00 
$3,300.00 
$265.00 



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Linda Carmel $550.00 

Jessie P. Portman $2,200.00 

Barry and Elaine Mandell $1,650.00 

TOTAL: $36,565.00 

(Cemetery Commissioners) 

It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 6/1/2009) 

Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to re-authorize a Fire Alarm Revolving 
Fund, pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E Vi to be used 
for fire alarm maintenance, equipment or supplies, funds not to exceed $32,000 
to come from the Maintenance Fee account and to authorize the Fire Chief to 
expend from said funds, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Fire Chief) 

It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 6/1/2009) 

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to re-authorize an Ambulance Revolving 
Fund, pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E Vi to be used 
for an Ambulance revolving fund for payment of principal and interest costs on 
the ambulance and/or purchase of a replacement ambulance, funds not to exceed 
$30,000 to come from the Ambulance Mileage Fee Account and to authorize the 
Fire Chief to expend from said funds, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Fire Chief) 

It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 6/1/2009) 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to re-authorize an Advanced Life 
Support Fund, pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E Vi to 
be used for the payment of Advanced Life Support charges, funds not to exceed 
$40,000 to come from the users of said services or their insurers and to authorize 
the Fire Chief to expend from said funds, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Fire Chief) 

It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 6/1/2009) 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to re-authorize a Community Gardens 
Revolving Fund, pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E Vi 
to be used for the payment of expenses for the operation of the Community 
Gardens Program, funds not to exceed $1,000 to come from registration fees paid 
by gardeners and to authorize the Town Administrator to expend from said funds, 
or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Town Administrator) 



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It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 6/1/2009) 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to re-authorize a Rental Income 
Revolving Fund, pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53 E Vi to 
be used for the processing of rental receipts and associated expenditures for the 
CENTER at Medfield, funds not to exceed $30,000 and to authorize the Council 
on Aging and/or its Executive Director to expend from said funds, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Council on Aging) 

It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 6/1/2009) 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to authorize a Library Revolving Fund, 
pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E l A to be used for 
payment of costs associated with providing photocopier/printer services to library 
users, with costs associated with providing after hours use of public meeting 
space to community organizations and for payment of costs associated with 
replacing lost or damaged materials; funds not to exceed $15,000 to come from 
the fees charged for use of photocopiers/printers, from fees charged for use of 
meeting rooms after regular hours and from the fees charged for the replacement 
of lost or damaged materials; and to authorize 

the Library Director to expend from said funds, or do or act anything in relation 
thereto. 

(Library Director) 

VOTED: That the Town authorize a Library Revolving Fund, pursuant to the 
provisions of GL Chapter 44, Section 53E Vi to be used for payment of costs 
associated with providing photocopier/printer services to library users, with costs 
associated with providing after hours use of public meeting space to community 
organizations and for payment of costs associated with replacing lost or damaged 
materials as set out in the warrant. PASSES UNANIMOUSLY (6/1/2009) 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to accept for the fiscal year 2010 the 
provisions of section four of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1986, in accordance with 
and subject to the provisions of said section four, providing for an additional 
exemption for a taxpayer who shall otherwise qualify for an exemption under 
clauses 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37A, 41C, 42 or 43 of section five of 
Chapter 59 of the General Laws, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Assessors) 

It Was So VOTED (consent calendar 6/1/2009) 



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Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to fix the salary and compensation of 
the following elected officers: Moderator, Town Clerk, Selectmen, Assessors, 
School Committee, Trustees of the Public Library, Park and Recreation 
Commissioners, Planning Board, Housing Authority and Trust Fund 
Commissioners, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 



Officer 

Town Clerk 
Selectmen, Chairman 
Selectmen, Clerk 
Selectmen, Third Member 
Assessors, Chairman 
Assessors, Clerk 
Assessors, Third Member 
Moderator 
Housing Authority 
School Committee 
Library Trustees 
Planning Board 
Park and Recreation 
Commissioners 
Trust Fund Commissioners 



Present 


w.c. 


Salary 


Recommends 


$55,152 


$56,255 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 








































(Board of Selectmen) 



VOTED: To fix the salary and compensation of the following elected officers: 
Moderator, Town Clerk, Selectmen, Assessors, School Committee, Trustees of 
the Public Library, Park and Recreation Commissioners, effective July 1, 2009, 
by adopting the Warrant Committee recommendations as printed in the Warrant. 
MOTION PASSES (6/1/2009) 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to amend the PERSONNEL 
ADMINISTRATION PLAN and CLASSIFICATION OF POSITIONS AND 
PAY SCHEDULE, effective July 1, 2009 to read as set forth in the warrant, or do 
or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Personnel Board) 

PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION PLAN 
CLASSIFICATION OF POSITIONS AND PAY SCHEDULE 



POLICE DEPARTMENT AS PER CONTRACT: 



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Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 
Sergeant 

7/1/2007 $1,096.78 $1,130.70 $1,165.45 

biweekly $2,193.55 $2,261.39 $2,330.90 

7/1/2008 $1,129.52 $1,164.45 $1,206.24 

biweekly $2,259.03 $2,328.89 $2,412.48 

7/1/2009 $1,169.05 $1,205.20 $1,248.46 

biweekly $2,338.10 $2,410.41 $2,496.92 

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 
Sergeant 

7/1/2007 $1,096.78 $1,130.70 $1,165.45 

biweekly $2,193.55 $2,261.39 $2,330.90 

7/1/2008 $1,129.52 $1,164.45 $1,206.24 

biweekly $2,259.03 $2,328.89 $2,412.48 

7/1/2009 $1,169.05 $1,205.20 $1,248.46 

biweekly $2,338.10 $2,410.41 $2,496.92 



Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 
Police 
Officer 

7/1/2007 $841.04 $867.05 $893.86 $921.51 $950.01 $979.39 

biweekly $1,682.08 $1,734.10 $1,787.72 $1,843.02 $1,900.02 $1,958.78 

7/1/2008 $870.48 $897.40 $925.15 $953.76 $983.26 $1,013.67 

biweekly $1,740.95 $1,794.79 $1,850.29 $1,907.53 $1,966.52 $2,027.34 

7/1/2009 $900.94 $928.81 $957.53 $987.14 $1,017.67 $1,049.15 

biweekly $1,801.89 $1,857.61 $1,915.05 $1,974.29 $2,035.35 $2,098.29 



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Step 1 Step 2 

Dispatcher 

7/1/2007 $587.03 $619.70 

biweekly $1,174.06 $1,239.40 



Step 3 



Step 4 Step 5 



$650.96 $684.06 $722.67 
$1,301.92 $1,368.13 $1,445.34 



7/1/2008 $603.17 $636.74 
biweekly $1,206.34 $1,273.48 



$668.86 $702.88 $742.54 
$1,337.72 $1,405.75 $1,485.08 



7/1/2009 $619.76 $654.25 
biweekly $1,239.52 $1,308.50 

Specialist Range 

7/1/2007 $522.29 to 

7/1/2008 $540.57 to 

7/1/2009 $559.49 to 



$687.26 $722.21 $762.96 
$1,374.51 $1,444.41 $1,525.92 



$2,986.61 Annual Stipend 

$3,091.14 Annual Stipend 

$3,199.33 Annual Stipend 



FIRE DEPARTMENT AS PER CONTRACT 

Lieutenant Firefighter/EMT* 

7/1/2006 Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 

Hourly 21.82 22.50 23.19 23.91 24.65 25.41 

Bi-Weekly 1,832.88 1,889.59 1,948.04 2,008.27 2,070.39 2,134.42 

7/1/2007 

Hourly 22.47 23.17 23.89 24.63 25.39 26.17 

Bi-Weekly 1,887.87 1,946.28 2,006.48 2,068.52 2,132.50 2,198.46 

7/1/2008 

Hourly 23.15 23.87 24.60 25.36 26.15 26.96 

Bi-Weekly 1,944.51 2,004.67 2,066.67 2,130.57 2,196.48 2,264.41 



Firefighter/EMT* 

7/1/2006 Stepl Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 

Hourly $19.71 $20.32 $20.90 $21.54 $22.18 $22.86 $23.53 $24.24 

Bi-Weekly $1,655.64 $1,706.88 $1,755.60 $1,809.36 $1,863.12 $1,920.24 $1,976.52 $2,036.16 



7/1/2007 
Hourly $20.30 



$20.93 



$21.53 



$22.19 



$22.85 



$23.55 



$2424 



$24.97 



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Bi-Weekfy $1,71)5 20 $1,758.12 $1,808.52 $1,863.96 $1,919.40 $1,978.20 $2,036.16 $2,097.48 

7/1/2008 
Hourly $20 91 $21.56 $22.18 $22.86 $23.54 $24.26 $24.97 $25.72 

Bi-Weekfy 1756 44 $1,81104 $1,863.12 $1,920.24 $1,977.36 $2,037.84 $2,097.48 $2,160.48 

* Baaed on u 42 hour week. 

PUBLIC SAFETY POSITIONS 

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 
Call 

Firefighter $21.43 $22.09 $22.74 $23.42 $24.12 $24.86 $25.59 $26.36 
/EMT 



Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 

Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 

^ maI /T C ° ntr ! 1 $19.46 $20.02 $20.57 $21.17 $21.76 
Officer/Inspector 

* Based on a 40- 
hour workweek $22.38 $23.02 $23.67 $24.33 

Assistant Animal 

Control Officer $1,938.27 $2,117.98 $2,297.70 $2,476.21 $2,659.53 

* Annual Stipend $2,839.25 $3,017.76 $3,232.45 



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MANAGERIAL POSITIONS 



Grade Level I 

Administrative Asst. to the 
Selectmen/Town Administrator 



Minimum Midpoint Maximum 

$45,921 $51,778 $57,635 



Grade Level II 



No positions at this level 


51,661 


57,401 


63,142 


Grade Level III 








Council on Aging Director 


57,401 


63,142 


68,882 


Grade Level IV 








Park and Recreation Director 


63,142 


68,882 


74,622 


Grade Level V 








Asst Town Administrator 


68,882 


77,491 


86,102 


Principal Assessor 


68,882 


77,308 


86,102 


Town Accountant 


68,882 


77,308 


86,102 


Library Director 


68,882 


77,308 


86,102 


Treasurer 


68,882 


77,308 


86,102 


Grade Level VI 








No positions at this level 


74,622 


83,231 


91,841 


Grade Level VII 








Fire Chief 


91,841 


109,062 


126,282 


Police Chief* 


91,842 


109,061 


126,282 


Superintendent of Public Works 


91,842 


109,061 


126,282 


* Receives additional 15% of base salary as 








a result of Quinn Bill Educational 








Incentive 









OTHER SALARIED POSITIONS 

Grade Level I 

Outreach Social Worker 
Conservation Agent (part-time) 

Grade Level II 

Director of Youth Outreach 



Minimum Midpoint Maximum 

45,921 51,661 57,401 

22,961 25,830 28,701 



50,156 



55,729 



61,303 



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HOURLY PAID POSITIONS 

Step Step Step Step 

Grade Min 2 3 4 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 MAX 

10 9.07 9.34 9.60 9.87 10.15 10.44 10.73 11.03 11.35 

20 14.63 15.04 15.46 15.90 16.35 16.82 17.29 17.78 18.28 

30 16.08 16.54 17.01 17.48 17.98 18.49 19.01 19.55 20.10 

40 17.69 18.19 18.70 19.24 19.78 20.34 20.92 21.51 22.11 

50 19.46 20.02 20.58 21.17 21.76 22.38 23.02 23.66 24.33 

60 21.41 22.01 22.64 23.27 23.93 24.61 25.31 26.03 26.76 

70 23.43 24.13 24.85 25.59 26.36 27.15 27.97 28.81 29.67 

80 25.30 26.06 26.84 27.64 28.47 29.32 30.20 31.11 32.04 

90 27.27 28.08 28.92 29.79 30.69 31.60 32.56 33.53 34.53 



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HOURLY GRADE LISTINGS 



Grade 10 

Page 

Grade 20 

Clerk Typist 
Library Assistant 
Laborer 

Mini-Bus Driver 
Police Matron 
Special Police Officer 



Grade 30 

Office Assistant 
Sr. Library Assistant 
Truck Driver 
Transp. Coordinator 

Grade 40 

Administrative Assistant 
Elder Outreach Worker 
Groundskeeper 
Maintenance Technician 



Grade 50 

Payroll Administrator 
Administrative Assistant 
Circulation Supervisor 
Equipment Operator 
Volunteer Coordinator 
Water Technician 

Grade 60 

Administrative Assistant 
Children's Librarian 
Park and Rec Program 
Coordinator 
Reference Librarian 

Grade 70 

Sr. Equipment Operator 
Sr. Groundskeeper 
Water Operator 
Tree Warden 
Mechanic 

Grade 80 

Assistant Foreman 



Grade 90 

Senior Foreman 



SPECIAL RATE/FEE POSITIONS- PART 
TIME/TEMPORARY 



Veterans Agent 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Registrar 

Police Intern 



Annual 

$7,029 

$2,393 

$177 

$410 to $557 



Police- Private Special Detail 
Tree Climber 



Hourly 

$29.94 
$19.60 



FIRE 

Deputy Chief 
Captain 



$3,609 
$2,165 



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Lieutenant 

EMS Coordinator 

Fire Alarm Superintendent 

INSPECTORS 

Inspector of Buildings 
Local Inspector of Buildings 
Gas Inspector 
Assistant Gas Inspector 
Plumbing Inspector 
Assistant Plumbing Inspector 
Wiring Inspector 
Assistant Wiring Inspector 
Zoning Enforcement Officer 

Street Inspector 



$1,732 
$1,650 

$751 

$28.05 per 

inspection 

$5,419 

$727 

$1,493 

$274 

$4,428 

$1,016 

$2,465 

$727 

$28.05 per 

inspection 

$14.81 per 

inspection 



PARK AND RECREATION 

Program Director 

Swim Pond Director 

Swim Pond Assistant Director 

Swim Team Coach/Guard 

Assistant Coach/Guard 

Water Safety Instructor 

Lifeguard 

Swim Pond Badge Checker 

Swim Pond Maintenance 

Swim Pond Set-up Workers 

Camp Director 

Camp Specialists 

Counselors 

Jr. Counselor 

Tennis Director 

Tennis Instructor 

Trainee 



$14,270 to $17,011 

$5,943 to $8,163 

$3,965 to $5,444 

$3,302 to $4,489 

$2,1 15 to $3,675 

$2,511 to $3,675 

$2,389 to $3,403 

$793 to $1,225 

$926 to $1,225 

$660 to $2,721 

$2,642 to $5,209 

$1,323 to $5,155 

$1,058 to $2,722 

$265 to $817 

$3,965 to $5,444 

$793 to $1,363 

$7.95 



VOTED: That the PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION PLAN and 
CLASSIFICATION OF POSITIONS AND PAY SCHEDULE are approved 
effective July 1, 2009 to read as set forth in the warrant. MOTION PASSES 
(6/1/2009) 



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Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to adopt Section 18A, Chapter 32B, 
MGL as inserted by Chapter 374 of the Acts of 2008, providing for the 
mandatory transfer of eligible retirees to Medicare extensions plans, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Board 
of Selectmen) 

VOTED: That the Town adopt Section 18A, Chapter 32B, MGL as inserted by 
Chapter 374 of the Acts of 2008. MOTION CARRIES (6/1/2009) 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of funding the 
fy07, fy08 and fy09 fire department collective bargaining contract, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Collective Bargaining 
Committee) 

VOTED: To appropriate $172,982, for the purpose of funding the monetary 
items in the recently settled first collective bargaining agreement between the 
Town and the Medfield Firefighters Association, with a term of July 1, 2007 to 
June 30, 2009, and to meet said sum $100,000 be transferred from the 
unexpended appropriation balance of Article 29 of the 2008 Annual Town 
Meeting and $72,982 be raised on the fylO tax levy. MOTION CARRIES 
(6/1/2009) 

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to reduce the fy2009 operating and/or 
capital budgets to reflect the reduction in local aid from the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Town 
Administrator) 

VOTED: That the Town reduce the fy2009 operating and/or capital budget 
appropriations to reflect the reduction in local aid from the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts as printed in the warrant report. MOTION CARRIES 
(6/1/2009) 

Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer 
from available funds sums of money requested by the Selectmen or any other 
Town Officer, Board, Commission or Committee to defray operating expenses of 
the Town for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2009, or such other sums as the 
Town may determine as required by General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 108, or 
do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board 
of Selectmen) 



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VOTED: To approve the line items not on hold as printed in the warrant report. 
MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (6/1/2009) 

VOTED: To Reduce the Park & Recreation Salaries by $19,072 and to increase 
Park & Recreation Operations by $19,072. MOTION CARRIES 
UNANIMOUS (6/1/2009) 

VOTED: To reduce the Town Debt Principal by $100,000 reducing the total to 
$4,248,066. PASSED UNAMIOUSLY (6/1/2009) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate $48,680,877 to defray the operating 
expenses of the various Town Boards, Committees, Commissions and 
Departments as printed in the warrant report and/or as amended by this Town 
Meeting for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2009 and that to meet said 
appropriation the following sums be raised and appropriated on the fiscal 2010 
tax levy or transferred from accounts or funds as follows: 



$43,308,642 - Tax Levy 

105,638 - School Building Assistance Authority Bond Anticipation 
note interest reimbursement 
School Building Assistance 
653,827 - Reimb. 92 High School Project 
1,1 83,536 -Multi-School Projects 

7,375 - Bond Premium on $4.2M issue 6/07 
40,000 - Cemetery Perpetual Care interest account 
100,000 - Pension Reserve fund 
130,000 -Overlay Surplus 

400,000 - Stabilization fund for advance payment of sewer betterments 
1 ,3 1 5,486 - Water Enterprise Fund 
1,436,373 - Sewer Enterprise Fund 
sub -total (except for tax levy) $5,372,235. 

TOTAL BUDGET PASSED UNANIMOUSLY (6/1/2009) 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from the Fiscal 
2010 Tax Levy and/or transfer from available funds and/or borrow for Capital 
Expenditures including the following: 

FY10 CAPITAL BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS 
DEPARTMENT PROJECT 



Replace Back-up System/Firewall 
Board of Selectmen at Town Hall 

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Aerial Flyover for GIS 



Library 



Telephone System Replacement 
Carpet Replacement with Carpet 
tiles 

Rooftop air handler replacement 



Fire Department 



Technology Upgrade 
Radio Replacement Phase I 



Conservation Commission Future Land Acquisition 



School Department 



Wheelock Replace Cafeteria Floor 
Lift at Stage 

Dale Street Replace Exterior Windows 
Emergency lighting system 



Maintenance/Kitchen/Energy Energy Improvements 

Fire Suppression System @Dale 
and Wheelock 



Police Department 



Cruiser Replacement 
Traffic Light Upgrade 



Public Works 



Replace Cat Loader at Transfer 
Station 

Lawnmower Cemetery 

30 Yard Containers Recycling 

Subdivision Resurfacing 

Street Lights Ice House Road 

Sidewalk Plow 

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and that, in the case of the Department of Public Works' acquisition of a front- 
end loader, the Town be authorized to borrow pursuant to G.L. Laws Chapter 44 
or any other enabling statute, said borrowing to include, in addition to bonding, 
lease purchase financing to the extent permitted by law, and that in the case of 
the school energy improvements, the Town be authorized to borrow pursuant to 
G.L. Chapter 44 or any other enabling statute, said borrowing to include in 
addition to bonding, lease-purchase 

financing and/or energy savings contracting, to the extent permitted by G.L. 
Chapter 25A, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Capital Budget Committee) 



FY10 CAPITAL BUDGET 



APPROPRIATIONS 



DEPARTMENT PROJECT 



REQUEST 



APPROP 



Replace Back-up 
Board of System/Firewall at Town 

Selectmen Hall 

Aerial Flyover for GIS 



$40,000 $20,000.00 
$10,000 $0.00 



Library 



Telephone System Replacement 
Carpet Replacement with 

Carpet tiles 
Rooftop air handler 

replacement 



20,000 $10,000.00 
24,600 $5,700.00 

14,000 $0.00 



Fire 
Department 



Technology Upgrade 
Radio Replacement Phase I 



6,000 $6,000.00 

12,000 $12,000.00 



Conservation 
Commission 



Future Land Acquisition 



$50,000 



$0.00 



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School 
Department 



Wheelock Replace Cafeteria Floor 
Lift at Stage 



$46,464 $46,500.00 
$28,800 $0.00 



Dale Street Replace Exterior Windows 
Emergency lighting system 



$42,000 
$15,000 



$0.00 
$0.00 



Maintenanc 
e/Kitchen/Ene 

rgy Energy Improvements 
Fire Suppression System 
@Dale and Wheelock 



$77,233 $77,250.00 
$10,050 $10,050.00 



Police 
Department Cruiser Replacement 

Traffic Light Upgrade 



$33,000 $33,000.00 
$6,500 $6,500.00 



Public Works 



Replace Cat Loader at Transfer 



Station 


$115,842 


$58,000.00 


Lawnmower Cemetery 


$30,000 


$15,000.00 


30 Yard Containers Recycling 


$25,000 


$25,000.00 


Subdivision Resurfacing 


$30,000 


$25,000.00 


Street Lights Ice House Road 


$18,000 


$0.00 


Sidewalk Plow 


$30,000 


$0.00 



$684,489 S350,000.00 



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To be funded 
by: Tax Levy $350,000 

Vehicle Trade In 
Unexpended Appropriation 
Funds 

Other A vailahle Funds $0 

VOTED: That the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $350,000 for capital 
expenditures as recommended in the Warrant Report and/or as amended by this 
Town Meeting, said sum to be raised on the Fiscal 2010 tax levy, and that, in the 
case of the Department of Public Works' acquisition of a front-end loader, the 
Town is hereby authorized to borrow pursuant to GL Chapter 44 or any other 
enabling statute, said borrowing to include, in addition to bonding, lease purchase 
financing to the extent permitted by law, and that in the case of the school energy 
improvements, the Town is hereby authorized to borrow pursuant to GL Chapter 
44 or any other enabling statute, said borrowing to include in addition to 
bonding, lease-purchase financing and/or energy savings contracting, to the 
extent permitted by GL Chapter 25A. MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUS 
(6/1/2009) 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to extend for an additional period not to 
exceed ten years the existing leases on the Mt. Nebo Water Tower and to declare 
the Mt. Nebo Water Tower and the portion of Town-owned land on which it is 
located to be partially surplus and available for disposition(lease) PROVIDED 
THAT any non-municipal use be compatible and not interfere with the active 
ongoing municipal uses and to see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to prepare and issue "Invitation(s) to Bid" or "Requests for Proposals" 
for the disposition(lease) of said tower and portion of land to one or more 
additional commercial wireless communications (cell phone) providers for use by 
them as a wireless communications facility, in accordance with the requirements 
of G.L. Chapter 30B, Section 16, and to enter into a lease or leases with said 
additional provider(s) for up to twenty (20) years for said use for such annual rent 
and upon such other terms and conditions as the Board of Selectmen shall 
determine to be in the town's best interests, or do or act anything in relation 
thereto 

(Board of Selectmen) 

VOTED: That the Town extend for an additional period not to exceed ten years 
the existing leases on the Mt. Nebo Water Tower and declare the Mt. Nebo Water 
Tower and the portion of Town-owned land on which it is located is partially 
surplus and available for disposition(lease) PROVIDED THAT any non- 



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municipal use be compatible and not interfere with the active ongoing municipal 
uses and that the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to prepare and issue 
"Invitation(s) to Bid" or "Requests for Proposals" for the disposition(lease) of 
said tower and portion of land to one or more additional commercial wireless 
communications (cell phone) providers for use by them as a wireless 
communications facility, in accordance with the requirements of G.L. Chapter 
30B, Section 16, and to enter into a lease or leases with said additional 
provider(s) for up to twenty (20) years for said use for such annual rent and upon 
such other terms and conditions as the Board of Selectmen shall determine to be 
in the town's best interests. MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY (6/1/2009) 

Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to increase fees that the 
Treasurer/Collector charges for written demands on unpaid property taxes and 
motor vehicle taxes from $5 to $25, pursuant to Section 15 of Chapter 182 of the 
Acts of 2008, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Treasurer/Collector) 

VOTED: That the Town increase fees that the Treasurer/Collector charges for 
written demands on unpaid property taxes and motor vehicle taxes from $5.00 to 
$25.00, pursuant to Section 15 of Chapter 182 the Acts of 2008. MOTION 
CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY (6/1/2009) 

Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to rescind a portion of the appropriation 

voted 
from the Stabilization Fund, under Article 26 of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting 

for the 
purchase of an ambulance, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Town Accountant) 

VOTED: That the Town rescind $21,000 of the appropriation voted from the 
Stabilization Fund, under Article 26 of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting for the 
purchase of an ambulance. MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY 
(6/1/2009) 

Article 21. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money from the 
Ambulance Mileage Fee Fund to the Stabilization Fund to reimburse the 
Stabilization Fund for a portion of the funds advanced to assist with the purchase 
of an ambulance, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Town Accountant) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate $20,000 from the Ambulance Mileage Fee 
Fund to the Stabilization Fund to reimburse the Stabilization Fund for a portion 
of the funds advanced to assist with the purchase of an ambulance. MOTION 
CARRIES BY 2/3 VOTE (6/1/2009) 

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Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to transfer $276,810 from sewer 
betterments paid in advance to the Sewer Stabilization Fund, established under 
Article 31 of the 2004 ATM in accordance with the provisions of G.L., Chapter 
40, Section 5B as amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2003, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Water and Sewerage Commission) 

VOTED: That the Town transfer $276,810 from sewer betterments paid in 
advance to the Sewer Stabilization Fund, established under Article 3 1 of the 2004 
ATM in accordance with the provisions of GL, Chapter 40, Section 5B as 
amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2003. CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY 
(6/1/2009) 

Article 23. To see of the Town will vote to transfer $26,185 from the fy09 
County Retirement Contribution budget, account 01-911-2 to the Unfunded 
Retiree Health Insurance Stabilization Fund, established under Article 26 of the 
2006 ATM for the purpose of setting aside monies to cover the unfunded retiree 
health insurance costs in accordance with the provisions of G.L., Chapter 40 
Section 5B as amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2003, or do or act anything 
in relation thereto. 

(Town Administrator) 

VOTED: That the Town transfer $26,185 from the ry09 County Retirement 
Contribution budget, account 01-91 1-2 to the Unfunded Retiree Health Insurance 
Stabilization Fund, established under Article 26 of the 2006 ATM for the purpose 
of setting aside monies to cover the unfunded retiree heath insurance costs in 
accordance with the provisions of GL Chapter 40 Section 5B as amended by 
Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2003. MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY 
(6/1/2009) 

Article 24. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum money and 
determine in what manner said funds shall be raised for the purpose of 
constructing, equipping, furnishing and landscaping a new public works facility, 
including the cost of demolishing the existing town garage, to authorize the 
Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow in 
accordance with the provisions of Paragraphs(3) and/or (3A) and/or (3B) , 
Section 7, G.L. Chapter 44 , and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for 
grants from the Federal and/or State governments and/or private parties and to 
enter into contracts with designers, consultants and contractors to accomplish 
said purposes, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Superintendent of Public Works and Permanent Building 
Committee). 

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VOTED: To dismiss this article. PASSED UNANIMOUS (6/1/2009) 

Article 25. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of making 
repairs to the flotation thickeners at Medfield Wastewater Treatment Plant, to 
authorize the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, 
to borrow in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 1 ), Section 7, G.L. 
Chapter 44 , and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for grants from the 
Federal and/or State governments and/or private parties and to enter into 
contracts with designers, consultants and contractors to accomplish said purposes 
or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Superintendent of Public Works) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate $400,000 for the purpose of making repairs 
to the flotation thickeners at Medfield Wastewater Treatment Plant, and that the 
Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be authorized 
to borrow in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph (1) Section 7, GL 
Chapter 44, and the Board of Selectmen and/or the Water and Sewerage 
Commissioners be authorized to apply for grants and/or loans from the Federal 
and/or State governments and/or private parties and to enter into contracts with 
designers, consultants and contractors to accomplish said purposes, provided that 
the Water and Sewerage Board shall not proceed with this project unless a 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts revolving loan for this project is approved by 
the Massachusetts Division of Environmental Protection. MOTION CARRIES 
UNANIMOUSLY (6/1/2009) 

Article 26. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of replacing 
water mains on Granite Street, to authorize the Treasurer/Collector, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow in accordance with the provisions 
of Paragraphs(5) and/or (6) and/or (7) , Section 8, G.L. Chapter 44 , and to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for grants from the Federal and/or 
State governments and/or private parties and to enter into contracts with 
designers, consultants and contractors to accomplish said purposes or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Superintendent of 

Public Works) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate $400,000 for the purpose of replacing 
water mains on Granite Street, and that the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval 
of the Board of Selectmen, be authorized to borrow in accordance with the 
provisions of Paragraphs (5) and/or (6) and/or (7), Section 8 GL Chapter 44, and 
the Board of Selectmen and/or the Water and Sewerage Commissioners be 
authorized to apply for grants from the Federal and/or State governments and/or 
private parties and to enter into contracts with designers, consultants and 



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contractors to accomplish said purposes. MOTION CARRIES BY 2/3 
(6/1/2009) 

Article 27. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Assessors to use a 
sum of money from free cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the tax rate for 
the fiscal year 2010, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Assessors) 

VOTED: That the Town authorize the Board of Assessors to use $500,000 from 
free cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the tax rate for the fiscal year 2010. 
PASSES UNANIMOUSLY (6/1/2009) 



And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an attested copy thereof, in 
the usual place for posting warrants in said Medfield, seven days at least before 
the time of holding said Town Meeting. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with your doings thereon, 
unto the Town Clerk at the time and place of the Town Meeting aforesaid. Given 
unto our hands this 19th day of May, Two- Thousand and Nine. 



Ann B. Thompson, Chairman S/ 
Mark L. Fisher S/ 
Osier L. Peterson S/ 
BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



By virtue of this Warrant, I have notified and warned the Inhabitants of the Town 
of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections and at town meetings, by posting 
attested copies of the same at five public places seven days before the date of the 
elections as within directed. 

Constable: Michelle Bento S/ 

Date: May 20, 2009 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 

Carol A Mayer, CMC, CMMC S/ 
Town Clerk 

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TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

WARRANT FOR THE OCTOBER 19, 2009 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

Norfolk, ss. 

To the Constables of the Town of Medfield in said County, Greetings: 

In the Name of the Commonwealth, you are directed to notify and warn the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections and in town 
affairs, to meet on the nineteenth day of October, A.D., 2009, commencing at 7:30 
P.M. in the Amos Clark Kingsbury School gymnasium to act on the following 
articles, viz. 

Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to reduce the fylO operating and/or capital 
budgets, as approved by the 2009 Annual Town Meeting, and reduce the amount 
voted to be raised on the tax levy for that purpose, or do or take any action relating 
thereto. 

(Board of Selectmen) 

VOTED: that the Town reduce the fy 10 operating and/or capital budgets, as 
approved by the 2009 Annual Town Meeting, by the following amounts: 

ACCOUNT # BUDGET AMOUNT CUT 

Art. 1 6, 2009 ATM FY 1 Operating Budget 

01-912-2 Workers' Compensation Insurance $ 7,000 

01-945-2 Liability Insurance $ 25,000 

01-123-1 Town Administrator-Salaries $ 53,441 

01-210-2-1 Police Operations $ 15,000 

01-422-2 Highway-Operations $ 1,000 

01-425-2 Town Garage-Operations $ 1,000 

01-429-2 Sidewalks-Operations $ 2,000 

1 -433-2 Solid Waste Disposal-Operations $ 4,000 

01-491-2 Cemetery-Operations $ 1,000 

01-301-2 Regional Vocational School-Operations $ 1 ,000 

01-920-1 School Instruction-Personnel $ 17,000 

01-940-1 School Maintenance-Personnel $ 19,000 

01-940-2 School Maintenance-Operations $ 84,000 

01-751-2 Town Debt-Interest $ 54,315 

Art. 1 7, 2009 ATM FY 1 Capital Budget 

Cemetery-Lawnmower $ 2,789 



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,and reduce the amount voted to be raised on the 2010 tax levy for those purposes 
by $287,545. 

MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY (10/20/2009) 

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to raise the following additional sum to 
defray the fy 10 operating budget: 

Mass Water Pollution Abatement Trust Title V Health Septic Loan account 30-034 
$4,146 

and reduce the amount voted to be raised on the tax levy for said purpose by $4,146, 
or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Water & Sewerage) 

VOTED: That the Town raise the following additional sum to defray the fylO 
operating budget: 

Mass Water Pollution Abatement Trust Title V Health Septic Loan account 30-034 
$4,146 

and reduce the amount voted to be raised on the tax levy for said purpose by $4,146. 
MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY (10/19/2009) 



Article 3. To see of the Town of Medfield will vote to accept G.L. c. 64L, section 
2(a) to impose a local meals excise, to take effect on January 1, 2010. 

(Board of Selectmen) 

MOTION FAILS TO CARRY YES -100 NO-112 (10/19/2009) 

Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $252 and determine 
in what manner said sum shall be raised, in accordance with the provisions of 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 64 for the purpose of paying a 
prior year's medical bill for the Police Department, or do or act anything in relation 
thereto. 

(Chief of Police) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate the sum of $237, in accordance with the 
provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 64 for the purpose of 
paying a prior year's medical bill for the Police Department, and to meet said 
appropriation $237 be raised on the fylO tax levy. MOTION PASSES BY 9/10 
MAJORITY (10/19/2009) 



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Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $1,314, in 
accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 
64 for the purpose of paying a prior year's bill for the Water Department, said funds 
to be transferred from the Water Enterprise Unreserved Fund Balance account 60- 
359000, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Water & Sewerage) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate the sum of $1,314, in accordance with the 
provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 64 for the purpose of 
paying a prior year's bill for the Water Department, and to meet said appropriation 
$1,314 be transferred from the Water Enterprise Unreserved Fund Balance account 
60-359000. MOTION PASSED BY 9/10 MAJORITY (10/19/2009) 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money to the fylO, 
01-162-2 Election and Registration-Operations account, and determine in what 
manner said sum shall be raised, for the purpose of conducting primary and final 
elections to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate from the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Town Clerk) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate $7,000 to the fylO, 01-162-2 Election and 
Registration Operations account, and to meet said appropriation $7,000 be raised on 
the fylO tax levy, for the purpose of conducting primary and final elections to fill a 
vacancy in the United States Senate from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
MOTION PASSED BY MAJORITY (10/19/2009) 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money to the 01- 
192-2 Town Hall-Operations account, and determine in what manner said sum shall 
be raised, for the purpose of making repairs to the Town Hall elevator, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Town Administrator) 

VOTED: That the Town raise and appropriate $25,000 to the 01-192-2 Town Hall 
Operations account, and to meet said appropriation $25,000 be transferred from the 
Stabilization Fund for the purpose of making repairs to the Town Hall elevator. 
MOTION PASSED BY 2/3 VOTE (10/19/2009) 



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Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and determine 
in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of engaging an 
Environmental Consultant/ Licensed Site Professional to advise the Conservation 
Commission on the environmental issues at the site of the former Medfield State 
Hospital, and to authorize the Conservation Commission to use any means available 
to obtain compensation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as authorized by 
G.L., Chapter 44, Section 53G, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Conservation Commission) 

MOTION FAILS TO CARRY YES-104 NO-134 (10/19/2009) 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Council on Aging, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, to sell, trade or otherwise dispose of a 2002 Ford 
E350 14 passenger van, and apply the proceeds to the purchasing or equipping of a 
replacement van, in accordance with the provisions of Section 21, Article III - 
TOWN ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE of the Town of Medfield Bylaws, or 
do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Council on Aging) 

VOTED: That the Town authorize the council on Aging, with the approval of the 
Board of Selectmen, to sell, trade or otherwise dispose of a 2002 Ford E350 14 
passenger van, in accordance with the provisions of Section 21, Article III-TOWN 
ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE of the Town of Medfield Bylaws, and apply 
the proceeds to the purchase and/or equipping of a replacement van, and if all or a 
portion of such proceeds are not needed for that purpose, the remaining balance shall 
be deposited in the General Fund. MOTION PASSES (10/19/2009) 

Article 10. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Assessors to use an 
additional sum of money from free cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the tax 
rate for the fiscal year 2010, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Assessors) 

VOTED: That the Town authorize the Board of Assessors to use an additional 
$300,000 from free cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the tax rate for the fiscal 
year 2010. MOTION CARRIES (10/19/2009) 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an attested copy thereof, in the 
usual place for posting warrants in said Medfield, fourteen days at least before the 
time of holding said Town Meeting. 



206 



Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with your doings thereon, unto 
the Town Clerk at the time and place of the Town Meeting aforesaid. Given unto our 
hands this 30 th day of September, Two-Thousand and Nine. 



Ann B. Thompson, Chairman S/ 
Mark R. Fisher S/ 
Osier L. Peterson S/ 
BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

By virtue of this Warrant, I have notified and warned the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Medfield, qualified to vote in elections and at town meetings, by posting attested 
copies of the same at five public places fourteen days before the date of the elections 
as within directed. 

Constable: Michelle Bento 
Date: October 1 , 2009 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 
Carol A Mayer, CMC, CMMC S/ 
Town Clerk 

October 20, 2009 



207 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 

WARRANT FOR SPECIAL STATE PRIMARY 

DECEMBER 8, 2009 

Norfolk, SS 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Medfield 

GREETINGS: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to notify and warn 
the inhabitants of the Town of Medfield who are qualified to vote in Special State 
Primaries to vote at Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4 at the CENTER at Medfield, located on 
Ice House Road, on TUESDAY, THE 8 th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2009 from 
6:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. for the following purpose: 

To cast their votes in the Special State Primaries for the candidates of political 
parties for the following office: 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your doings thereon, unto 
the Town Clerk at the time and place of election aforesaid. Given unto our hands 
this 1 7th day of November in the year Two Thousand Nine. 

Ann Thompson S/ 
Osier Peterson S/ 
Mark Fisher S/ 
SELECTMEN OF MEDFIELD 

By virtue of this warrant, I have notified and warned the inhabitants of the Town 
of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections, to meet at the time and for the purpose 
named, by posting attested copies of the same at five public places seven days 
before the date of the meeting as within directed. 

Constable: Dan Burgess 
Date: November 18, 2009 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 

Carol A. Mayer, CMC/CMMC S\ 
Town Clerk 



208 



TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

SPECIAL STATE PRIMARY 

DECEMBER 8, 2009 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, the polls were opened at 6:00 A.M. with the 
swearing in of the election workers present. The ballot boxes were inspected and 
found to be in working order, specimen ballots posted, voting precincts listing 
displayed and instruction to the voters posted. 

WARDEN: EMMY MITCHELL 

ELECTION OFFICERS: Rita Allegretto, Al Allegretto, Geralyn Warren, Patty 
Thomas, Jane Timmerman, Lisa Donovan, Steve Catanese and Muffy Smick 

The polls were closed at 8:00 P.M. 

The total vote was 2,203 - 645 Republicans; 1,555 Democrats; 3 Libertarians 

Total Registered Voters numbered 8,338 - 26% of the voters voting. 

After the counting and tabulation of the ballots, the results were as follows: 










PRECINCT 






REPUBLICAN 


I 


2 


3 


4 


TOTAL 


Scott P Brown 


145 


133 


167 


169 


614 


Jack E Robinson 


4 


6 


8 


5 


23 


Write In 


1 


2 


2 





5 


Blanks 


3 











3 
645 


DEMOCRAT 












Michael E Capuano 


78 


69 


92 


80 


319 


Martha Coakley 


212 


190 


205 


154 


761 


Alan A Khazei 


86 


73 


89 


44 


292 


Stephen G Pagliuca 


52 


50 


36 


42 


180 


Write In 








2 





2 


Blanks 











! 


1 
1,555 


LIBERTARIAN 












Write In 





2 


1 





3 


Blanks 


















209 



Polls were closed at 8:00 P.M. 

After the results were announced, the checked ballots, voting lists and tally sheets 
were turned over to the Town Clerk for safekeeping, as prescribed by law. 



A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 

Carol A. Mayer, CMC/CMMC S\ 
TOWN CLERK 

December 10,2009 



210 



FINANCIAL REPORTS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 2009 



211 



BOARD OF ASSESSORS 
COMPARATIVE FINANCIAL REPORTS 
2008, 2009 and 2010 



2008 1 Residential 

2 Open Space 

3 Commercial 

4 Industrial 

5 Personal Property 

Total Real and Personal Property 



Tax Levy 

Overlay 

Tax Rate per thousand all classes 



2009 1 Residential 

2 Open Space 

3 Commercial 

4 Industrial 

5 Personal Property 

Total Real and Personal Property 



Tax Levy 

Overlay 

Tax Rate per thousand all classes 



2010 1 Residential 

2 Open Space 

3 Commercial 

4 Industrial 

5 Personal Property 

Total Real and Personal Property 



Tax Levy 

Overlay 

Tax Rate per thousand all classes 



4055 


$2,237,692,793.00 





$0.00 


136 


$65,640,407.00 


42 


$26,088,100.00 


148 


$21,731,890.00 


4381 


$2,351,153,190.00 




$30,094,760.83 




$181,053.83 




$12.80 


4074 


$2,179,652,686.00 





$0.00 


123 


$66,794,464.00 


42 


$26,063,900.00 


81 


$29,371,000.00 


4320 


$2,301,882,050.00 




$31,811,066.40 




$267,679.40 




$13.85 


4086 


$2,164,473,796.00 





$0.00 


136 


$68,487,743.00 


43 


$26,770,900.00 


72 


$32,161,700.00 


4337 


$2,291,894,139.00 




$32,636,572.55 




$211,438.55 




$14.24 



212 



COLLECTOR OF TAXES 

Taxes Receivable as of June 30, 2009 



Fiscal Year Real Estate Personal Property Excise Tax 



2009 


$319,635 


$2,792 


$39,824 


2008 


60,609 


2,656 


13,272 


2007 





1,551 


8,611 



Tax Title 47,280 



Respectfully submitted, 

Georgia K. Colivas, 
Treasurer/Collector 



213 



TOWN TREASURER 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 



Statement of Cash 

Receipts Fiscal Year 2009 
Including investment returns 

Disbursements Fiscal Year 2008 
Including reinvestments 

Cash Balance on June 30, 2008 
General Fund 



$60,017,009.23 



$62,476,589.92 



$7,603,551.16 



Statement of Investments 

Pooled Investment Fund 

Investments with MMDT June 30, 2009 

Total Cash, Savings and Investments June 30, 2009 
General Fund 



$17,565,359.74 
$25,168,910.90 



Statement of Interest Received on Savings/Investments-General Fund 

General Fund $294,639.73 

Pooled Investment Fund* $948,483.85 

*$ 18,136,563 SBS reimb. invested in MMDT 

Total Interest Earned in Fiscal 2008 $1,243,123.58 



Outstanding Debt Accounts June 30, 2008 

Debt Exclusion: 

Town Land Acquisition 

Sewers 

School Construction 

Library Renovation 

School Roofs 

Additional School Roofs 

HS/Middle School/Memorial Construction 

Adult Community Center 



834,500 

8,656,261 

2,500,000 

928,100 

90,000 

390,500 

26,950,000 

2,640,000 



214 



Non-Exclusion: 

Adult Community Center 1 40,000 

Town Hall Renovation $1,082,300 

Cap Landfill 427,500 

Athletic Facilities 52,000 

School Lift Installation 90,000 

Land Acquisitions 1,798,050 

Health Septic Loans (MWPAT) 49,662 

DPW 175,000 

Fire Truck 350,000 
Enterprise Fund: 

Well No. 6 670,800 

Water Treatment Plant 207,300 

Causeway Water Main 560,000 

W WTP Improvements 1 ,6 1 0,000 

Forest St. Water Main 152,932 

Total Long Term Debt (principal only) $50,354,905 



215 



TOWN TREASURER 

TRUST AND INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS 

Funds in Custody of the Town Treasurer: 

Retirement/Pension $3,826,772.16 

Conservation 38,019.49 

Stabilization 514,929.62 

Special Unemployment Insurance 239,282.03 

Library Trusts 26,346.68 

Granville Dailey-Library 98,637.57 

Madelyn L. Grant Library Fund 71,243.97 

Cemetery Perpetual Care 846,689.68 

Gloria Lynn Library Scholarship 10,602.00 

Municipal Insurance 297,102.86 

Madelyn L. Grant Scholarship 147,045.92 

Council on Aging 2,589.29 

Palumbo Sports Fund 3.76 

Stabilization-Advanced Sewer Bet. Payments 2,324,450.03 

Moses Ellis Post #1 17 G.A.R. 13.193.91 

Medfield Antiquities Trust 5,836.89 

Tri-Centennial Trust 3,512.58 

School Essay Fund 4,900.2 1 

Allendale Sewer Pumping Station Fund 66.860.98 

Dela Park Acres Trust 14.753.3 1 

Cedarview Acres 18.835.54 

Carruth Sewer District 7,120.57 

Maude Washburn Trust Fund 4,779.76 

Playground Trust 1,1 13.77 

Elderly and Disabled Trust 2,609.39 

375 th Anniversary Trust 1 .364.05 

Stabilization-OPEB 63.891.24 



216 



Elizabeth Busconi Trust 26,377.56 

J. M. McCormick Scholarship Trust 40,490.09 

Balance June 30, 2009 8,719,354.91 



Respectfully submitted, 

Georgia K. Colivas, CCMT, Treasurer/Collector 



217 



TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

BALANCE SHEET FOR 2009 

FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2009 



FUND: 01 GENERAL FUND 



ACCOUNT 
BALANCE 



ASSETS 



01 


101000 


01 


121005 


01 


121006 


01 


121007 


01 


121008 


01 


121009 


01 


122000 


01 


122001 


01 


122002 


01 


122006 


01 


122008 


01 


122009 


01 


123005 


01 


123006 


01 


123007 


01 


123008 


01 


123009 


01 


124000 


01 


125300 


01 


126107 


01 


126108 


01 


126109 


01 


134002 


01 


136000 


01 


143101 


01 


143102 


01 


143103 


01 


143104 


01 


143108 


01 


143109 


01 


143900 


01 


161033 


01 


161080 




rOTAL ASSETS 


LIABILITIES 




01 


120000 


01 


124001 


01 


125301 


01 


126000 


01 


134100 


01 


136100 


01 


143925 


01 


201000 



CASH 

2005 PP TAX RECBL 

2006 PP TAX RECBL 

2007 PP TAX RECBL 

2008 PP TAX RECBL 

2009 PP TAX RECBL 

2000 RE TAX RECB-CH59 

2001 RE TAX RECB-CH59 

2002 RE TAX RECB-CH59 

2006 RE TAX RECB-CH59 

2008 REAL ESTATE TAX REC-CH59 

2009 REAL ESTATE TAX REC-CH59 
PROV FOR ABATE/EXEMP-2005 
PROV FOR ABATE/EXEMP-2006 
PROV FOR ABATE/EXEMP-2007 
PROV FOR ABATE/EXEMP-2008 
PROV FOR ABATE/EXEMP-2009 
TAX TITLE RECBL 

DEF TAX RECBL ch59s5cl41 A 

2007 MVE RECB-CH60A 

2008 MVE RECBL-CH60A 

2009 MVE RECBL CH60A 
AMB CHG BILL AG REC 
POLICE SPEC DETAIL REC 

2001 APP SEW BETT ATTX 

2002 APP SEW BETT ATTX 

2003 APP SEW BETT ATTX 

2004 APP SEW BETT ATTX 

2008 APP SEWER BETT ADD TO TAX 

2009 APP SEW BETT ADD TO TAX 
COMM INT SB ATTX 

DF CH90 FUND-33 

DF TRUST+STAB FD-80 



DEF REV-PROP TAX 
DEF REV-TAX TITLE 
DEF REV-DEFERRED TAX 
DEF REV-MVE TAX 
DEF REV-AMBULANCE 
DEF REV-POL SPEC DETAIL 
DEF REV-SPECIAL BETT 
WARRANTS PAYABLE 



26,593,702.67 

1.771.01 

1,455.60 

1,550.75 

2,656.98 

2,792.45 

1,437.92 

2,294.18 

2,487.72 

3,505.55 

60,609.51 

319,635.19 

-9,906.77 

-16,229.93 

-15,938.08 

-19,821.73 

-65,288.07 

47,280.10 

98,895.36 

8,610.95 

13,372.42 

39,823.80 

74,346.76 

7,092.34 

116.95 

116.95 

116.95 

116.95 

2,677.42 

7,455.13 

4,404.09 

425,201.56 

81,741.17 



27,678,083.85 



-273,012.28 
-47,280.10 
-98,895.36 
-61,807.17 
-74,346.76 
-7,092.34 
-15,004.44 
-1,315,939.99 



218 



LIABILITIES (continued) 



01 


202000 


01 


222200 


01 


223000 


01 


223100 


01 


225500 


01 


226800 


01 


227010 


01 


227011 


01 


238020 


01 


238021 


01 


238030 


01 


238031 


01 


238032 


01 


238040 


01 


238060 


01 


238061 


01 


238069 


01 


252000 



TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

BALANCE SHEET FOR 2009 13 

FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2009 



ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 

PAYR P-VOL LIFE W/H 

PAYR P-HEALTH INS W/H 

PAYR P-BASIC LIFE W/H 

PAYR P-CAFETERIA UNION DUES 

PAYR P-DENTL INS W/H 

PLN BD RFDBL DEP PAYBL 

CONSVTN PROJ DEP PAYBL 

DT SPEC REV FD-20 

DT SPEC REV FD-21 

DT SPEC REV FD-30 

DT SPEC REV FD-31 

DT SPEC REV FD-32 

DT CAP PROJ FD-40 

DT WATER ENTR FD-60 

DT SEWER ENTRFD-61 

DT HEA INS INTNL SVC FD-69 

TAILINGS PAYABLE 



-5,562.13 

-1,288.24 

-106,169.14 

-100.63 

0.02 

-6,132.51 

-22,201.49 

-2,989.42 

-300,155.84 

-321,342.88 

-199,504.10 

-579,593.44 

-237,017.68 

-682,193.91 

-539,687.02 

-417,010.17 

-993,191.93 

-33,438.15 



TOTAL LIABILITIES 



-6,340,957.10 



FUND BALANCE 




01 


324000 


01 


324001 


01 


324002 


01 


326000 


01 


328000 


01 


329600 


01 


329601 


01 


329602 


01 


333000 


01 


359000 



F/B R-EXPENDITURES 

F/B R-ENCUMBRANCE 

F/B R-RES EXP-SP ART 

F/B R-SNOW DEFICIT 

F/B R-DBT EXCL-SB REV 

F/B RES REDUC FUTR EXCL DEBT 

F/B R- REDUC EXCL DEBT MSBA GR 

F/B R-MSBA GR EXCL DEBT COSTS 

F/B R-EXPEND FR F C 

F/B UNRESERVED 



TOTAL FUND BALANCE 

TOTAL LIABILITIES + FUND BALANCE 

* FREE CASH CERTIFIED $1,556,547 



-143,115.20 

-1,233,440.75 

-721,065.11 

193,991.00 

-212,583.00 

-784,366.06 

15,769,491.00 

-483,324.48 

-500,000.00 

-1,683,732.15 



-21,337,126.75 
-27,678,083.85 



219 







Town of Medfield 










Fund 20 - School Grants 










Fiscal Year 2009 








Account 










Number 
20-004 


Account Title 
S-Community Partnership Gr 


Fund 
86 


6/30/2009 


s 


717.48 


F 


20-005 


F-Drug Free School Grant 


76 


4,545.53 


F 


20-007 


F-Title VIB-Early Childhood 


79 


189.48 


F 


20-008 


F-TitleVIB-941142 


77/78 


(18,421.66) 


F 


20-014 


F-SPED Supprtg Access to Curr 


74 


582.80 


S 


20-035 


S-Subsidiary Agreement Grant 


88 


62,211.54 


S 


20-042 


S-Academic Supp Serv Grant 


35 


348.24 


F 


20-043 


F-Enhanced ED Thru Tech 


39 


941.00 


F 


20-045 


F-Teacher Quality Grant 


37 


(319.56) 


S 


20-047 


S-Circuit Breaker Progr 


83 


240,631.21 


S 


20-049 


S-Graduation Safety Grant 


46 


250.00 


s 


20-050 


S-Compass School 


47 


46.12 


F 


20-051 


F-Title 1 Distr. 


75 


8,433.66 



Total 



300,155.84 



add 7/1/09 + 7/7/09 cash receipts for grants 



62,723.00 
362,878.84 



Total Federal 

Total State 

Total School Grants 



(4,048.75) 
304,204.59 
300,155.84 



add 7/1/09 + 7/7/09 cash receipts for grants 



62,723.00 
362,878.84 



220 



Account 
Number 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 21- School Revolving Ac's 

Fiscal Year 2009 



Account Title 



Fund 



6/30/2009 



21-003 


School Athletic Revolving 


21/22 


38,097.00 


21-004 


Adult Education 


24/25 


73,965.71 


21-006 


Tuition Revolving 


27 


25,153.24 


21-011 


School Rentals 


41 


851.17 


21-016 


School Intramural s(clubs) 


23 


45,899.96 


21-017 


Substitute Teachers 


29 


75.00 


21-019 


Mid Schl Interscholastic(sports) 


20 


23,976.09 


21-020 


Community Partnerhip 


26 


481.37 


21-021 


MEDF Coalition for Public Ed. 


40 


31,136.66 


21-024 


Before/After School Care 


19 


25,468.17 




Subtotal 




265,104.37 


21-001 


School Lunch 




15,839.35 


21-012 


Voluntary Local Education 




6,318.44 


21-023 


Sc Const-$55.6M-Contr. Rev. 




3,774.72 


21-025 


School Construction Legal Settlement 




30,306.00 




Subtotal 




56,238.51 




Grand Total 




321,342.88 



221 





Town of Medfield 








Fund 30 - Town Grants 








Fiscal Year 2009 






Account 








Number 


Account Title 




06/30/09 


30-006 


S-Police Drug Education 


$ 


764.70 


30-013 


S-Dep Compost Bin 


$ 


1,963.70 


30-020 


S-Title V Public Info. Gr. 


$ 


3,016.39 


30-024 


S-State Aid to Library 


$ 


60,159.38 


30-029 


S-DEP Recycling Grant 


$ 


9,641.54 


30-034 


S-Water Pollute Abat-Tit V 


$ 


72,404.49 


30-042 


S-Medfield Arts Council Int. Bearing 


$ 


4,293.39 


30-083 


P-MCHF Subst Abuse Gr CY07-10 


$ 


33,677.91 


30-085 


P-MCHF Pol AEDefib Grant 


$ 


122.50 


30-087 


P- Verizon I-Net Gr FY08-17 


$ 


2,282.86 


30-089 


S-BOH Emer Prep Cnslt 


$ 


600.02 


30-093 


S-DEP-Water Loss Prot 06-06 $40k 


$ 


1,384.95 


30-096 


S-Community Policing FY09 


S 


9,192.27 




Total 


$ 


199,504.10 



Total Federal Grants (F) 

Total State Grants (S) 

Total Private Grants (P) 

Total 



163,420.83 
36,083.27 



$ 199,504.10 



222 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 31 - Revolving Ac's 
Fiscal Year 2009 



Account 








Number 


Account Title 




6/30/2009 


31-001 


Sale of Cemetery Lots 


$ 


215,170.00 


31-002 


Cemetery Perpetual Care 


$ 


42,065.00 


31-004 


Park & Recreation Revolving 


$ 


3,947.34 


31-005 


Tennis Revolving 


$ 


3,325.19 


31-006 


Swim Pond Revolving 


$ 


1,334.09 


31-007 


Fire Alarm Revolving 


$ 


16,222.46 


31-010 


Premium on Debt Exclusion Bonds 


$ 


60,608.39 


31-012 


Fire CPR Revolving 


$ 


616.53 


31-017 


Special Investigation Police 


$ 


1,814.02 


31-022 


Police Special Detail 


$ 


72,988.36 


31-024 


Conservation Fees 


$ 


6,217.50 


31-033 


Town Hall Renv Bonding Company 


$ 


8,300.29 


31-036 


Fire Arms Revolving 


$ 


8,949.14 


31-042 


Amb Mileage Fees-Billing Agency 


$ 


20,000.00 


31-046 


Ban Premium 


$ 


2,467.44 


31-048 


Deputy Coll Fees Ac 


$ 


174.85 


31-050 


Sew Install Engineering Study 


$ 


800.00 


31-051 


Community Gardens 


$ 


1,835.87 


31-053 


Center(COA) Rental Rev 53 el/2 


$ 


3,985.00 



Total $ 470,821.47 



Encumbered Park&Rec Funds for summer r. $ 108,771.97 

Fund Balance $ 579,593.44 



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Town of Medfield 

Fund 32 - Gift A/c's 
Fiscal Year 2009 
Account Balance 

Number Account Title 6/30/2009 



32-001 
32-002 
32-003 
32-004 
32-006 
32-008 
32-011 
32-013 
32-014 
32-015 
32-016 
32-018 
32-020 
32-025 
32-027 
32-028 
32-030 
32-031 
32-034 
32-035 
32-038 
32-039 
32-041 
32-043 
32-044 
32-046 
32-047 
32-048 
32-050 
32-051 
32-052 
32-053 



32-005 



Cable Access Gift 


$ 


100.00 


Fire Gift 


$ 


612.43 


Dwight Derby House Gift 


$ 


1,000.00 


Civil Defense gift 


$ 


3,279.02 


Copeland Gift Police 


$ 


6,633.09 


Council on Aging Gift 


$ 


23,571.27 


Pondview Sidewalk gift 


$ 


193.87 


Drug Wages Norwood Gift 


$ 


742.46 


Historical Commission Gift 


$ 


34.00 


Long Range Planning Gift 


$ 


447.00 


Comm to Study Memorials Gift 


$ 


9,077.68 


Memorial Day Gift 


$ 


206.06 


Outreach Gift 


$ 


4,407.36 


Town Meeting Gift 


$ 


75.00 


Ambulance Gift 


$ 


1,328.53 


Library Gift 


$ 


22,017.64 


Grist Mill Gift 


$ 


21,128.66 


Town Common Gift 


$ 


2,531.06 


Library Building Gift 


$ 


23,059.01 


Dare Police Donations 


$ 


3,550.76 


COA TRIAD Gift 


$ 


4,971.44 


Library Book/Materials Gift 


$ 


16,518.46 


Kennel Operations Gift 


$ 


2,756.01 


Arts/Cult Council Gift-Est 3/02 


$ 


931.91 


Entering Medfield Sign Gift ac 


$ 


2,000.00 


COA MACC Furn/Equi/Access Gift 


$ 


6,762.52 


Downtown Study Gift 


$ 


1,704.93 


Fiberoptic Gift-WAN 


$ 


5,769.15 


Police Gift 


$ 


1,104.50 


COA Driver Salary Gift 


$ 


121.15 


Spr St Gas Stn Eng Gift 


$ 


1,638.31 


COA-Jenks Prof Dev Gift ac 


$ 


41,873.24 


Total Town 


$ 


210,146.52 


School 






School Gifts-Fd30 


$ 


26,871.16 


Total School 


$ 


26,871.16 


Grand Total 


$ 


237,017.68 



224 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 33 - Chapter 90 

Fiscal Year 2009 



Account 
Number 

33-011 
33-013 



Account Title 



North+Green St Design $235k 

Tn Gar Design+Salt Shed $500k of $lm 27/08 

Total 



Balance 
6/30/2009 



$ (111 ,704.48) Expenditure driven grant 
$ (313,497.08) (spend first, get reimb later) 
S (425,201.56) 



CH90 reimb requested 8/1 3/09 and cash rec'd $ 

$ 



112,341.12 

111,704.48 



09/15/09 
09/28/09 



224,045.60 
(20 1 , 1 55.96) Due fir State as of 1 1/18/09 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 69-Health Insurance Internal Service Fund 

Fiscal Year 2009 



Account 

Number 

69-001 
69-002 
69-108000 



Account Title 



Harv/Pilg HMO Self Insured Plan 
Harv/Pilg Med Enh 65 Self Insured Plan 
Deposit Held by Others-Harv/Pilg 

Less Claims Payable @ 6/30 

Fund Balance @ 6/30 

Less Deposit Held by Harv/Pilg 

Fund Balance Avail for Health Ins Claims 



Balance 
6/30/2009 



523,624.51 
469,567.42 
103,609.21 



$ 1,096,801.14 
$ (718,255.66) 



378,545.48 
(103,609.21) 



274,936.27 



225 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 90 - Other Agency Fund 

Student Activity Accounts 

Fiscal Year 2009 



Number 


Acccount Title 


90-311 


Dale Street School 


90-312 


Wheelock School 


90-313 


Memorial School 


90-321 


Middle School 


90-331 


High School 




Total 



Balance 
6/30/2009 



$ 


5,716.87 


$ 


1,959.15 


$ 


6,147.63 


$ 


85,607.80 


$ 102,182.75 


$ 201,614.20 



Respectfully submitted, 

Joy A. Ricciuto, CGA 
Town Accountant 



226 



WATER ENTERPRISE FUND 

FISCAL YEAR 2009 

ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES 

WATER ENTERPRISE REVENUES & AVAILABLE FUNDS: 

USER CHARGES $ 1,260,328 

TOTAL WATER REVENUES $ 1,260,328 

TOTAL COSTS APPROPRIATED IN THE WATER DEPARTMENT 
ORGANIZATION CODE 60-410-1 AND 60-410-2: 

PERSONNEL $ 290,572 

OPERATIONS $ 453,733 

RESERVE FUND PROJECTS: 
- NEW METERS $ 40,000 

SUB-TOTAL WATER DEPARTMENT COSTS $ 784,305 

ALLOCATED EXPENSES APPROPRIATED IN OTHER 
DEPARTMENTAL BUDGETS: 
DEBT SERVICE: 

PRINCIPAL 01-710-2 $ 163,264 

INTEREST 01-751-2 $ 62,986 

TOTAL DEBT SERVICE $ 226,250 

INSURANCE 

CNTY RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTION 

SHARED EMPLOYEES 

SHARED FACILITIES 

SUB-TOTAL ALLOCATED EXPENSES $ 249,773 

TOTAL-ALLOCATED EXPENSES $ 476,023 

ESTIMATED EXPENSES 

ESTIMATED WATER FUND SURPLUS (DEFICIT) 



CALCULATION OF GENERAL FUND SUBSIDY: 
ENTERPRISE FUND REVENUES AND AVAILABLE FUNDS 
LESS: TOTAL COSTS 
LESS: PRIOR YEAR DEFICIT 

GENERAL FUND SUBSIDY 

SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR COSTS APPROPRIATED IN ENTERPRISE FUND: 

ENTERPRISE FUND REVENUES AND AVAILABLE FUNDS 

TAXATION 

FREE CASH 

NON-ENTERPRISE AVAILABLE FUNDS 

TOTAL SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR COSTS 
APPROPRIATED IN THE WATER ENTERPRISE FUND 



$ 


56,005 


$ 


58,004 


$ 


128,535 


% 


7,229 



$ 




$ 
$ 
$ 


1,260,328 
(1,260,328) 


S 




$ 
$ 
$ 

$ 


1,260,328 


$ 


1,260,328 



FY09 WATER ENTERPRISE RATE STRUCTURE: 



0-10,000 

10,001 -35,000 

35,001 - 70,000 

OVER 70,000 GALLONS 



$26.62 

$2.31 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 
$3.53 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 
$4.96 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 



227 



SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND 

FISCAL YEAR 2009 

ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES 



SEWER ENTERPRISE REVENUES & AVAILABLE FUNDS: 
USER CHARGES 
TOTAL SEWER REVENUES 

TOTAL COSTS APPROPRIATED IN THE SEWER DEPARTMENT 
ORGANIZATION CODE 61-420-1 AND 61-420-2: 

PERSONNEL $ 

OPERATIONS $ 

RESERVE FUND PROJECTS: 

- INFILTRATION INFLOW $ 

-NEW METERS $ 



SUB-TOTAL SEWER DEPARTMENT COSTS 

ALLOCATED EXPENSES APPROPRIATED IN OTHER 

DEPARTMENTAL BUDGETS: 
DEBT SERVICE: 

PRINCIPAL 01-710-2 $ 115,000 

INTEREST 01-751-2 $ 74,780 

MWPAT II BONDING COSTS $ 2,500 

TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 



INSURANCE ! 

CNTY RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTION ! 

SHARED EMPLOYEES ! 

SHARED FACILITIES J 
SUB-TOTAL ALLOCATED EXPENSES 

TOTAL-ALLOCATED EXPENSES 

ESTIMATED EXPENSES 

ESTIMATED SEWER FUND SURPLUS (DEFICIT) 



40,403 

54,245 

130,100 

5,178 



$ 1,287,427 



$ 1,287,427 



213,013 
562,208 



50,000 
40,000 



$ 865,221 



192,280 



229,926 



$ 422,206 



$ (1,287,427) 



CALCULATION OF GENERAL FUND SUBSIDY: 
ENTERPRISE FUND REVENUES AND AVAILABLE FUNDS 
LESS: TOTAL COSTS 
LESS: PRIOR YEAR DEFICIT 

GENERAL FUND SUBSIDY 

SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR COSTS APPROPRIATED IN ENTERPRISE FUND: 

ENTERPRISE FUND REVENUES AND AVAILABLE FUNDS 

TAXATION 

FREE CASH 

NON-ENTERPRISE AVAILABLE FUNDS 

TOTAL SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR COSTS 
APPROPRIATED IN THE SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND 

FY09 SEWER ENTERPRISE RATE STRUCTURE: 



RESIDENTIAL 



0- 10,000 

10,001 AND OVER 

COMMERCIAL 



0-10,000 

10,001 AND OVER 

SEPTIC DISPOSAL FEE 



BASED ON 75% OF WATER CONSUMPTION 



$65.60 EVERY 6 MONTHS 

$6.60 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 
BASED ON 100% OF WATER CONSUMPTION 



$ 1,287,427 
$ (1,287,427) 
$ - 



1,287,427 



1,287,427 



$65.60 EVERY 6 MONTHS 

$6.60 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 
$110.00/1,000 GAL 



228 



WATER & SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND 

ESTABLISHED JULY 1, 1991 (FISCAL YEAR 1992) 

UNDER MASS GENERAL LAWS, CH 40/SECTION 39K 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2009 
WATER 



Total Services 
Added Services 
Thousand Gallons Pumped 
Thousand Gallons Sold 



3,897 

18 

452,360 

372,409 



Water Retained Earnings - Reserved 
Water Retained Earnings - Unreserved 



80,175 
459,512 certified 



SEWER 



Total Services 
Added Services 



2,488 
19 



Sewer Retained Earnings - Reserved 
Sewer Retained Earnings - Unreserved 



$ 164,561 

$ 252,449 certified 



229 



PERPETUAL CARE 



DATE 


NAME 


RECEIPTS 


04/08/2009 


Govers, George & Betty 


2,200.00 


06/04/2009 


Green, Sharon & Marc 


2,200.00 


06/04/2009 


Vozzella, Mary 


1,100.00 


08/14/2009 


Schmidt, Edward 


1,100.00 


08/14/2009 


Ventresco, Sandra 


1,100.00 


10/07/2009 


Mailing. Deirdre 


550.00 


10/07/2009 


Connelly, Patricia 


1,100.00 


11/01/2009 


Fellini, Louis & Joan 


2,200.00 


11/01/2009 


Cook, David & Claire 


2,200.00 


11/01/2009 


Constas, Perry 


2,200.00 


11/01/2009 


Alterio, Robert & Mimi 


2,200.00 


12/31/2009 


Tobiasson, Bruce & Susan 


1,100.00 



Total 19,250.00 



230 



MEDFIELD BOARD OF SELECTMEN 




L A 

Lawrence E. Abar 

1968-1972 



fc 



Charles F. Allen 

1935-1937 





R. Edward Beard 

1975-1981 



Austin C. Buchanan 

1959-1968 




L A 

Herbert B. Burr 

1955-1958 




L A 

Kenneth M. 
Childs, Jr. 

1981-1985 




L A 

Richard G. Connors 

1964-1967 




Richard P. DeSorgher 

1980-1983 




L A 

Arthur J. Farrar 

1973-1976 




Mark L. Fisher 

2008-Present 




L A 

Walter M. Frank 

1967-1970 




Robert H. Fraser 

1941-1943 




John F. Ganley 
1990-1993 




Charles \V. Haigh 

1934-1937 
1940-1946 




L A 

Frank G. Haley 

1927-1954 




John T. Harney 

1994-2000 



231 




L " J 

Tidal B. Henry 

1993-1996 

r ^ 




l. — ■ J 

Harry A. Kelleher 

1968-1977 




Weston G. Kosti 

1970-1973 

r /i 





Joseph L. Marcionette William E. McCarthy Sandra G. Munsey 

1947-1964 1971-1975 1946-1955 1977-1980 

r "i r m n r, n 





Edward R. Perry 

1963-1966 



k ! -J 

Osier L. Peterson 

2000 to Present 




k * J 

Harold F. Pritoni, Jr. 

1988-1994 




Robert J. Larkin 

1981-1990 

r t i 




1 A 

William F. Nourse 

1985-1988 

jr.. 



f 



ttk 



Clarence A. Purvis 

1996-1999 




1= s 

William R. Reagan 

1976-1981 




k —. J 

Paul B. Rhuda 

1999-2008 




IT A 

Joseph A. Roberts 

1954-1963 




Ann B. Thompson 

1983-Present 



232 



INDEX 

Elected Town Officers 



Appointments By 




Fire Chief 


10 


Health, Board of 


10 


Moderator 


10 


Planning Board 


11 


School Committee 


10 


Selectmen, Board of 


3 


Treasurer/Collector 


10 


Warrant Committee 


11 


Town Department Reports 




Aging, Council on 


78 


Animal Control Officer/Inspector 


35 


Appeals on Zoning, Board of 


25 


Assessors, Board of 


27 


Conservation Commission 


47 


Energy Committee 


50 


Fire Department 


38 


Health, Board of 


69 


Historical Commission 


52 


Historic District Commission 


55 


Housing Authority 


76 


Inspection Department 


42 


Library Trustees 


64 


Medfield Emergency Management Agency 


34 


Memorial Day Address 


67 


Memorial Public Library 


62 


Memorials, Committee to Study 


65 


Metropolitan Area Planning Council 


83 


Norfolk County Commissioners 


93 


Parks and Recreation Commission 


80 


Personnel Board 


29 


Planning Board 


23 


Police Department 


31 


Public Works Department 


17 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


46 


Selectmen, Board of 


14 



Town Clock, Keepers of 58 

Tri County Regional Vocational Technical School 94 

Tree Warden and Insect Pest Control 82 

Veteran's Services 66 

Water and Sewerage Board 2 1 

School Department Reports 

School Committee 106 

Superintendent of Schools 1 1 

Staff Directory 132 

Director of Finance and Operations 1 34 

Amos Clark Kingsbury High School 139 

Graduation Exercises, High School 150 

Thomas A. Blake Middle School 154 

Dale Street School 157 

Ralph Wheelock School 1 59 

Memorial School 162 

Pupil Services Department 166 

Athletic Director 171 
Community Education Program 

Town Clerk's Records 

Births 174 

Marriages 1 76 

Deaths 177 

Town Meetings and Elections 

Annual Town Election, March 30, 2009 1 78 

Warrant for Annual Town Meeting, June 1 , 2009 1 82 

Warrant for Special Town Meeting, October 19, 2009 203 

Special State Primary, December 8, 2009 208 

Financial Reports 

Assessors, Board of 212 

Collector of Taxes 213 

Perpetual Care 230 

Town Accountant 2 1 8 

Treasurer 214 

Water and Sewer Enterprise Funds 227